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Thursday 30th November 2017

Seabird passage was the main feature today, with 12 Brents, 166 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 13 Eider, 200 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 26 Kittiwakes, 3 Guillemots, 4 Goosanders, 54 Shelduck, 4 Little Gulls, 1 Little Auk, 1 Glaucous Gull, and 20 Pintail.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham this morning (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 14.Snow Buntings Winterton beach this morning
Norfolk 30.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at midday.Use free car park at St.Helen's Picnic Site then walk NW along rd for 350yds to pines N.of access rd; do not park by access rd TL.826.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Weybourne flew west past Weybourne Camp (+Caspian Gull Long-tailed Duck)
Norfolk no sign of Shorelark Snettisham Coastal Park (but Snow Bunting on beach just north of crossbank)
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park mid morning (+2.Black throated Divers drk.Long-tailed Duck)
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Holkham Park still near main entrance in yew in garden with bird feeders
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Holme Dunes
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad flew east past Holme Dunes at 9.05am
Norfolk 3+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren. Use free car park at St.Helen's Picnic Site then walk NW along road for 350yds to pines north of access road; do not park along access rd TL.826.874 IP27 0TT