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Monday 5th March 2018

On the sea today there were 4 Eiders, 18 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, and a Great Northern Diver. A Peregrine flew through, and a male Stonechat was of note.

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Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still this morning
Norfolk Smew redhead Thorpe St.Andrew still 12.03pm at Thorpe Broad NWT
Norfolk no sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk Smew redhead Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes on broad
Norfolk 7.Scaup Titchwell RSPB on sea late morning. Spotted Redshank Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull Cromer on seafront at 11am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at west end
Norfolk Iceland Gull Sheringham on sea mid morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest tho distant TG.457.011
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Sheringham still at east end of promenade
Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +drk.Scaup flew west