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Friday 15th September 2017

Another good day on the sea, with highlights including 293 Pink-feet coming in, 11 Shelduck, 224 Wigeon, 439 Teal, 60 Mallard, 50 Pintail, 2 Eider, 315 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 601 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a juvenile Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, 1 Pom Skua, 6 Arctic Skuas, 42 Great Skuas, a juvenile Black Tern west, 30 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 1 Kittiwake and an adult Med Gull east. A single Whinchat was in the dunes on the NWT reserve and a Stonechat was on the east bank near the Observatory.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Pensthorpe on wader scrape at 2.40pm
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew west past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Garganey juv Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 2pm +juv.Spotted Redshank 3.Little Stints Spoonbill
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB at 12.53pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Holme (+Black Tern)
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh