Sunday 28th October 2018

Highlights on the sea today were 417 Brent Geese, 297 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 167 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 210 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 69 Gannets, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skuas, 3 Little Auks, 12 Guillemots, 74 Kittiwakes, 2 Little Gulls, and a Glaucous Gull. A Short-eared Owl was of note and a Peregrine was hunting mid afternoon, 2 Woodcock were around the reserve, and 50+ Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 2,379 Starlings, 39 Blackbirds, 687 Fieldfares, 4 Song Thrushes, 76 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 6 Shorelarks, 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 1 Mealy and 14 Redpolls, 3 Crossbills, 2 Siskins and 28 Snow Buntings were also recorded during the day.

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Norfolk 3.Little Auks Waxham (+2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens flew east late a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth Cemetery early a'noon
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Holme at c2.50pm
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Eccles mid a'noon
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still mid a'noon 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Weybourne Camp this morning (+Little Gull Arctic Tern Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT on beach by golf course mid a'noon
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Cromer on High Street taken into care this morning then released
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Sea Palling at 1.50pm
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk flew past Mundesley mid a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm flew west past Holme 8am-11am +2.Little Auks Pom Skua (+Red-necked Grebe Slav Grebe)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at Meals House still this a'noon +probable Siberian Chiffchaff
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Holkham on pond this a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 1/2ml NE of The Lookout cafe at 1.15pm
Norfolk 1.place wanted on flight to Fair Isle tomorrow tel.Dave 07941-744754
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk till 12.35pm Sea Palling on sea off northern reef then flew north +no further sign by 1.10pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Sheringham 6.30-9.25am +4.Pom Skuas (+Red-necked Grebe 4.Great Northern Divers Arctic Tern 15.Little Gulls Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still early a'noon 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Holkham this morning (+3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk still 12.20pm Sea Palling on sea off northern reef. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Warham Greens on Garden Drove early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Little Gull ad Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines behind Washington Hide at 11.55am [heard only]
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still late morning 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sheringham flew in off sea +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Brancaster in scrub by golf course just before valley at 11.30am
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk still 11.30am Sea Palling on sea off northern reef. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Pom Skua ad.pale morph Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach late morning
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sea Palling on sea off northern reef at 11.10am. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Winterton +2.Little Auks (+5.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines north of crosstracks still 11am
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sheringham in scrub on slope by east promenade at 11.05am then flew west
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 10.55am Burnham Overy Dunes at east end
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew west over visitor centre at c10.55am
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Scratby (+2.Velvet Scoters 3+Little Gulls)
Norfolk Slav Grebe flew west past Titchwell RSPB +4.Velvet Scoters Little Gull
Norfolk Little Auk flew south past Winterton 8.15am-10am (+3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 17.Waxwings Holkham Pines flew west along SW end at 10.28am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Potter Heigham
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham flew in off sea
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Great Yarmouth at 8.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew over Burnham Overy Dunes mid morning [2nd bird]
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm flew west past Burnham Overy Dunes at 9.40am +Little Auk on sea
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at east end
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods: 1.in SE corner of Dell, 1.in birches by 1st bench
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT flew west past beach car park by 9am +10.Little Auks (+Velvet Scoter 6.Short-eared Owls). 2w.Glaucous Gull flew east at c8am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 8.58am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at c9am
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Thornham in field then flew SW
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Mundesley
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Heacham North Beach +3.Pom Skuas (+3.Long-tailed Ducks)
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park by 8.30am +2.Little Auks 3.Pom Skuas (+3.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme flew in off sea
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 7.30am
Norfolk 2.Little Auks Gorleston off pier: 1.on sea, 1.flew north at 7.20am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT still on beach by golf course
Norfolk Black-throated Diver y'day Cley NWT flew past beach car park
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hellesdon flew west over Braeford Close at 6.53am