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Thursday 14th September 2017

Seawatching was the focus of attention today with a nice variety during the course of the day. The following were recorded between 8.45am and 2.35pm; 53 Pink-feet, 44 Wigeon, 145 Teal, 6 Tufted Ducks, 2 Eiders, 522 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 40 Manx Shearwaters, 139 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Pom Skuas, 21 Arctic Skuas, 199 Great Skuas, 1 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 1 juv Black Tern, 54 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Common Terns. 150 House Martins were in the village early morning, a Merlin came in off the sea, and 2 Short-eared Owls were hunting lavender marsh on the NWT reserve.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Weybourne Camp 7.05-10.05am
Norfolk 4.Sooty S'waters flew past Happisburgh
Norfolk 3.Sooty S'waters flew past Sheringham +Velvet Scoter Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Black Tern flew east past Hunstanton 9am-2pm
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Winterton at c3.15pm
Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.57pm
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Winterton Beach at 1.20pm. 2.Leach's Petrels flew past at 7.10am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT +Spoonbill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by offices at 11.30am only [heard only]
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Sheringham this morning +Black Tern
Norfolk lift offered to Barra tomorrow evng 2.places tel.Rob 01603-219119
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Holme in 2hrs (+2.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk dead Manx S'water Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe on road