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Sunday 29th October 2017

Seawatching took place all day between 6.50am and 15.40pm. Highlights were 35 Eiders, 942 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 372 Gannets, 10 Pom Skuas, 9 Arctic Skuas, 66 Great Skuas, 1 Razorbill, 1 Little Auk west, 3 Guillemots, 601 unidentified auks, 1 Sandwich Tern, 787 Kittiwakes, 2 Little Gulls, and 1 Med Gull.

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Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 2pm (+Long-tailed Duck 25.Bonxies)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at end of East Trail at 2.11pm +Hen Harrier
Norfolk Common Crane flew over Titchwell RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Holme Dunes +5.Pom Skuas (+55.Bonxies)
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Sheringham by 11.30am (+Black-throated Diver 2.Great Northern Divers Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach near funfair at 12.25pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Winterton on sea at 12.58pm
Norfolk Storm Petrel Cley flew west past beach car park at 12.45pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Hunstanton this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks by museum
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Cley flew past beach car park +2.Leach's Petrels 5.Pom Skuas 2.Grey Phals (+Red-necked Grebe)
Norfolk Arctic Tern flew past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still just east of pier at 11am +showing well
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park at 11.30am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still by Rion Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew east past beach car park at 11.10am
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB 7.15-10.15am (+49.Bonxies Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk probable Storm Petrel flew west past Cromer at 10.35am
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton (+Sooty S'water Red-necked Grebe Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham by 10am +4.Pom Skuas Grey Phal (+Red-necked Grebe)
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley still near beach car park
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.10am
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley off beach car park (3.Black Terns flew east at 9am)
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day Sheringham flew over Beeston Common
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Sheringham at 7.30am
Norfolk Hawfinch SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park flew west over Little Broad at 7.31am