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Saturday 11th November 2017

A quiet day, highlights included a Tawny Owl calling in the pines, a Kingfisher near the Broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler near the Observatory and at least 3 Stonechats. 180+ Black-tailed Godwits and 500+ Fieldfares were feeding in fields along the ridge east of Ringstead.

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Norfolk 7.Scaup Snettisham RSPB on northernmost pit this a'noon
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Winterton North Dunes in brambles near plantation
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.25pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still in field by Iron Road at 1.50pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on esplanade by boating lake at 12.50pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 1.15pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse flew west along beach at 1.20pm
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Holkham Pines at west end
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still midday on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh at south end of field near track to Cart Gap late morning +Shorelark still
Norfolk Hawfinch Wymondham Abbey
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Grey Phal Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at 9.40am then flushed
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still by beach car park
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich still at Colney GPs flew south over main pit at c8.40am
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath at 8.05am
Norfolk 12+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath at 7.50am