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Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A very windy day limited birding to any degree with the only birds of note, a Peregrine hunting mid morning over the grazing Marsh and around 100 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT pools west of the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Sheringham flew west past The Crown Inn at 11.50am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose NNE of Great Bircham +east of B1153 just SE of Bircham Newton in sugar beet field with 12,000.Pink-footed Geese TF.771.333
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings 1ml ENE of Weybourne in barley field 1/2ml east of coastguard cottages tho elusive. From Weybourne beach car park walk east along coast path for 3/4ml NR26 8TA
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley again flew east over beach at 12.22pm
Norfolk Spotted Redshank 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by north end of Beach Road in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad NNE of Great Bircham +east of B1153 just SE of Bircham Newton in sugar beet field at 10.15am with 12,000+Pink-footed Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4.Barnacle Geese) TF.771.333
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings 1/2ml NE of Weybourne: 1.in grass west of coastguard cottages, 1.flew east. From Weybourne beach car park walk east along coast path for 1/3ml NR26 8TA