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Friday 10th November 2017

There was limited interest around the dunes and reserve, with a few thrushes remaining but little sign of movement - 14 Redwings were present. Highlights from the sea included a Slavonian Grebe, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goldeneye and 8 Little Gulls in the morning. Around the pools and grazing marsh were 140 Pink-footed Geese, 55 Brent Geese, 200 Black-tailed Godwits and 13 Ruff. In Thornham Harbour at least 19 Twite were present and 4 Rock Pipits were also of note.

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Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water North Wall east of Lockgate Mill at 1.30pm then flew west +2.Lapland Bunting (+Twite Purple Sand. Hawfinch flew S. 3.Snow Bunting flew W. Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes at E end of The Fleet 12.45pm)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water North Wall east of Lockgate Mill at 1.30pm then flew west +2.Lapland Bunting (+Twite Purple Sand. Hawfinch flew S. 3.Snow Bunting flew W. Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes at E end of The Fleet 12.45pm)
Norfolk c8.Hen Harriers (3.males) Warham Greens roost
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 7.50am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham Coastal Park still on strandline
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Salthouse along shingle ridge mid a'noon
Norfolk 12+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still by pier
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 2.10pm on Simmonds' Scrape (+1w.Caspian Gull)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 1.40pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 12.45pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 11.45am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 12+Twite Thornham harbour still between car park +Coal Barn
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Great Northern Diver 2+Little Gulls. Water Pipit still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler y'day Happisburgh along Beach Road with tit flock
Norfolk 6+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.10am