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Saturday 21st October 2017

A very rough day with winds building during the afternoon. A female Goldeneye was on the Broadwater, 2 Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes were noted offshore, a female Merlin was seen hunting an 3 Stonechats were near the seawatching hide.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT again in Eye Field this a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth South Denes
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by visitor centre at 1.55pm with tit flock
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham Point again over saltmarsh at 12.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 12.30pm TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Camp at 8.30am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Wells Woods in ploughed field south of caravan park at 12.35pm
Norfolk reported Desert Wheatear Thornham Point is a Wheatear
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still midday
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at midday +2.Spotted Redshanks still TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+Black Tern)
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham on saltmarsh
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER Winterton flew south +landed on sea at c11.20am
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Desert Wheatear Thornham Point on beach
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still 11.05am
Norfolk no sign of probable Lanceolated Warbler Thornham Point 200yds SW of old building in long grass at west end of suaeda
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still 9.50am
Norfolk 6.Scaup between Hunstanton +Heacham
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches flew east over Sidestrand