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Saturday 18th November 2017

Yesterday's Firecrest was still present in the pines near the Observatory. On the sea 200 Common Scoters and 2 Red-throated Divers were of note, and a Short-eared Owl was hunting near Gore Point mid morning. Two Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Broadwater Hide and 2 Siskins flew over calling. A flock of 20 Twite were again in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Yellow-legged Gull ad Thornham harbour
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham harbour still on saltmarsh by car park at 2.20pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Weybourne Beach flew west at 2.20pm
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB between car park +visitor centre at 2.18pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Halvergate
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Sidestrand on beach at c11am then on sea
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Trimingham at 8.05am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse east of Beach Road at 12.23pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley flew east past north end of East Bank at 11.55am. ad.Black Brant still 11.20am at south end of Eye Field with 500.Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey with cattle opposite Red Lion pub at 11.43am TF.968.431
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.16am from Daukes' Hide then flew off
Norfolk Hawfinch Felbrigg Hall NT still 10.30am by orangery
Norfolk Goshawk ad flew NW over Trimingham at 11.05am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.05am from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still in channel at 11.10am
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham by top boating pool at 10.45am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.54am from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again off East Bank then flew over reserve at 10.35am +possibly landed on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just east of East Bank at 10.04am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Water Meadows at 8.20am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery at 6.39am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv y'day Sheringham below prom briefly 3pm then flew west
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT just east of East Bank at 3.15pm