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Sunday 19th November 2017

Two Water Rails were calling from the Broadwater. 130 Black-tailed Godwits and 700+ Teal were around the fresh marsh. A Greenshank was at Gore Point, a Kingfisher was near the Hun sluice and 2 Bearded Tits were feeding in reeds near the Broadwater Hide.

Another Red Admiral and Common Darter were again seen in the shelter of the pines.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Burnham Deepdale this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey with cattle opposite Red Lion pub TF.968.431
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still early a'noon in channel
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT 250yds east of beach car park on sea by wreck early a'noon +juv.Iceland Gull still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew past Salthouse
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT 250yds east of beach car park on sea by wreck at 11.10am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again on beach at 10.20am then flew west
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on shingle west of north end of East Bank at 10.50am. 30.Snow Buntings 300yds east of beach car park at 10.55am
Norfolk 2.Pale-bellied Brent Geese Burnham Norton with 370.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Sheringham flew west along seafront at 10.40am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentince at 10am
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Felbrigg Hall NT flew north over orangery +2+Hawfinches still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still in channel mid morning
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Weybourne just west of beach car park at 8.50am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Cantley beet factory still