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Friday 26th October 2018

Seawatching was excellent today with a marked passage of Pom Skuas. Totals included 76 Brents, 62 Wigeon, 67 Teal, 37 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 3 Red-throated Divers, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater, 187 Gannets, 166 Pom Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, 8 Great Skuas, 191 Kittiwakes, 5 Guillemots, an adult Arctic Tern, 2 Marsh Harriers, 4 Snipe and 15 Fieldfares in off.

Also of interest today were a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, 3 Woodcock on the NOA, a Waxwing over calling, and 2 Shorelark off the Golf Course.

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Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew south past Hopton-on-Sea early a'noon (+2.Scaup)
Norfolk 121.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB by 3.45pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 9.Pom Skuas flew past Hunstanton at 2.50pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew NW past Sidestrand early morning
Norfolk 13+Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB at c2.40pm +possible Roseate Tern
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew west past Blakeney Point at 12.39pm
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Eccles
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Winterton on sea off beach car park at 12.50pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 11.17am
Norfolk 10.Crossbills flew west over Beeston Common
Norfolk 34.Pom Skuas flew west past Holme. Shorelark on beach
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes beyond path across golf course at 10.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail c40yds from visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew east past Sheringham by 9am (+2.Velvet Scoters 2.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk Spoonbill Morston at 9.34am at high tide
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Yarmouth flew west over cemetery at 9.31am
Norfolk 69.Pom Skuas flew west past Titchwell RSPB by 10.45am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate at 10.08am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 23.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB by 9.30am
Norfolk Jack Snipe Cromer flew in off sea +landed at base of cliffs just west of promenade
Norfolk 4.Waxwings flew west over Overstrand at 8.45am
Norfolk 3.Pom Skuas flew west past Titchwell RSPB