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Wednesday 29th November 2017

A cold and breezy day with several hail showers meant limited interest around the reserve - a lone Bearded Tit was in the reeds near the Observatory,  a single Fieldfare was present and a female Blackcap was seen. Two Rock Pipits were in Thornham Harbour whilst a walk along the beach produced 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Goldeneye.

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Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 40.Parrot Crossbills still NE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site car park at midday. Use free car park at St.Helen's Picnic Site TL.826.874. Do not park along access road
Norfolk Blue Fulmar flew east past Sheringham +Shag east. 3.Goosanders flew west +19.Bonxies
Norfolk Shorelark Snettisham Coastal Park still 3.30pm on beach just north of Heacham Dam
Norfolk 2.Grey Phals still 3.08pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk 3.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB in long vegetation in NE corner mid a'noon tho distant (+65.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne in stubble field between windmill +coastguard cottages viewed from gateway
Norfolk Swallow Wells still at Beach Cafe
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley viewed from beach car park at 12.56pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Winterton on Sea late morning
Norfolk 2.Grey Phals Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Little Auk flew west 9am-11.45am (+10.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley still on Watling Water at 10am with 100.Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flew south +lost to view (Spotted Redshank on Arnold's Marsh)