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Monday 24th September 2018

Sea watching was understandably quieter  than yesterday with 15 Bonxies, a single |Arctic Skua, Red-throated Diver and Manx Shearwater the highlights. A group of three Bonxies were watched driving a| Grey heron down onto the sea where it managed to stave off its attackers before finally lifting back off and flying to the safety of dry land.

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Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2.17pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Hunstanton
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.40am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW