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Monday 4th December 2017

Seawatching today produced 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Six Snow Buntings were on the beach. A pair of Bearded Tits was near the sea wall at Thornham, and a Lapland Bunting was at the compound.

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Norfolk Firecrest Kelling in garden of Owlwood Cottage at 2.05pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Warham Greens late a'noon
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings still Eccles on beach near northernmost reef
Norfolk 28.Twite just west of Thornham Harbour at 1.26pm
Norfolk 12.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site entrance TL.826.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Eccles-on-Sea 150yds NW of Church Lane at Hedgehog Walk/ Cross Lane junction this a'noon (+1+Mealy Redpoll still) TG.404.292 NR12 0SZ
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley on beach at 12.15pm
Norfolk c10.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site entrance at 11.05am TL.826.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still 11am Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Rd in wheat field opp end of Eccles Beach Caravan Pk +2.Shorelarks. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks; no parking on Beach Rd NR12 0QL TG.407.289
Norfolk Firecrest Sheringham at Beeston Common still
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Billy's Wash at 9.10am
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Rd in wheat field opp end of Eccles Beach Caravan Pk tho distant. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks; no parking on Beach Rd NR12 0QL cTG.407.289
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Trimingham on beach at 8am then flew towards Mundesley