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Sunday 3rd December 2017

Highlights today included a Water Rail near the Broadwater, 2 Bearded Tits in the reeds opposite the Obs late afternoon, a male Stonechat along the east bank, and 10 Snow Buntings along the beach.

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Norfolk 22.Parrot Crossbills still north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines north of level crossing this a'noon. Walk north along small path from car park to barrier then right for 200yds TL.821.886
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still 3.10pm 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 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Eccles-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets y'day still Stiffkey south of A149 in cattle field opposite Red Lion pub viewable from Damson Lane track TF.968.431
Norfolk Iceland Gull ad Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 11.45am
Norfolk 7.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks still
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still 1.40pm 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 DESERT WHEATEAR male still 11.50am Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Rd in wheat field opp end of Eccles Beach Caravan Pk. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks; no parking on Beach Rd NR12 0QL cTG.407.289
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Cley NWT again flew west over beach car park
Norfolk c6.Parrot Crossbills still 11.40am north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines north of level crossing. Walk north along small path from car park to barrier then right for c200yds cTL.821.886
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings Eccles on beach near northern reef
Norfolk c12.Parrot Crossbills still 10.45am north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines north of level crossing. Walk north along small path from car park to barrier then right for c200yds cTL.821.886
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still 10.25am Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Rd in wheat field opp end of Eccles Beach Caravan Pk +3.Shorelark. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks; no parking on Beach Rd NR12 0QL cTG.407.289
Norfolk 20+Parrot Crossbills still north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines c1/2ml NW of level crossing at 9.35am
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still mid morning Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Road in wheat field opposite end of Eccles Beach Caravan Park. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks; no parking on Beach Rd NR12 0QL cTG.407.289
Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site car park TL.826.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR still on freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR male still Eccles-on-Sea c1ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Road opposite end of Eccles Beach Caravan Park in wheat field at 8.05am. Park at Cart Gap +walk SE along tracks