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Tuesday 14th November 2017

The sea was unsurprisingly quieter than the last few days, though a Juvenile Sabine's Gull and a Little Auk were both seen. Other birds on the sea included single Long-tailed Ducks and Eider plus 8 Little Gulls. A calling Snow Bunting was recorded flying East along the beach and whilst Starlings were still the predominant species noted moving west during the day, 32 Snipe were also counted flying over.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 2.20pm between Kelling Hard +Salthouse
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w flew west past Mundesley at 8.35am
Norfolk Waxwing Stiffkey at campsite car park at 2.06pm
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT by orangery +main car park this a'noon
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 1pm east of Kelling Hard
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 11.55am Kelling Quags on sea
Norfolk Snow Bunting between Cromer +Overstrand by clifftop path +showing well
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field at 11.03am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew north past Waxham at 3.35pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 10.45am Cley east of Arnold's Marsh on sea north of Sea Pool
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 10.35am Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Cley 300yds east of beach car park on sea near wreck at 10.12am +showing well
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse at 10.14am (+20.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich north of city centre in rowan at Magpie Road/ Starling Road junction then flew north TG.229.096 NR3 3ED
Norfolk Hawfinch flew west over New Costessey at 7.35am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day flew over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 3.Little Auks y'day flew past Holme Dunes (+4.Little Gulls)