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Wednesday 8th November 2017

Seawatching today produced counts of 500 Common Scoter,  32 Eider, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Red-throated Divers and a Pomarine Skua. A woodcock was watched coming in off the sea, at least two Water Rails were heard calling around the Broadwater and Short-eared Owl was at Thornham Harbour mid-afternoon..

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Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks just east of Wee Retreat
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham 500yds east of Lady Ann's Drive in field south of main track at 11.20am then flew east +may have landed west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh (Snow Bunting flew over Wells Wood)
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham 500yds east of Lady Ann's Drive in field south of main track at 11.20am then flew east +may have landed west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh (Snow Bunting flew over Wells Wood)
Norfolk Shorelark reported y'day Holme
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 11.31am on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.fem 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at 8.15am then flew north over Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 8.30am. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley flew past coastguards +Scaup Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 8.59a
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew south over Felmingham at 7.45am