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Sunday 30th September 2018

On the sea today 63 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 18 Gannets, a Razorbill and 2 Sandwich Terns were of interest. Waders included 25 Golden Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank.

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Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool west of track in 2nd field north of hide late a'noon TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 36+Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk no sign of juv.fem.Pallid Harrier Welney WWT by late morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Blakeney Point still in Plantation +2.Snow Buntings 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) 18.Spoonbills
Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill at 7.45am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day Haddiscoe Marshes flew NE over Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk possible Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods 200yds west of The Dell in scrub just south of main track beyond birches
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in car park at 8am tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT +Garganey still