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Saturday 29th September 2018

A Richard's Pipit flew over the pines calling. On the sea today an Eider, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 7 Gannets, 2 Sandwich Terns and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen, with a single Brent Goose, 1000+ Pink-feet, 2 Water Rails, a Greenshank, a Merlin, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 2 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins also of note.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne on beach just west of beach car park at 1pm
Norfolk Arctic Tern juv Gorleston flew south past pier at 3pm
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still mid a'noon 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Snow Bunting between Titchwell +Thornham Point on beach at 2.45pm
Norfolk 8+Black Redstarts Heacham at holiday park this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Scaup Heacham on sea
Norfolk Snow Bunting male flew west over Holkham Pines
Norfolk harrier sp ringtail between Docking +Bircham Newton flew south
Norfolk 15.Spoonbills Burnham Norton on main lake
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 11.40am 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Osprey east of Sparham village circled over at 10.15am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 10.07am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN