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Tuesday 24th October 2017

Birds of note today included a female Ring Ouzel in bushes adjacent to the NOA car park, a flock of 18 Common Snipe and on the sea two Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and a drake Scaup.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still by pier at 2.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at Meadow Trail at 1.09pm
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes Horse
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Winterton
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 10.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field late morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+5.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley in beach car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 9.50am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB at East Trail
Norfolk Hawfinch flew over Norwich
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool +Bittern