Thursday 25th October 2018

Five Waxwings in the NOA car park early afternoon were a nice surprise, though with several noted locally earlier in the morning perhaps not totally unexpected. A flock seven Crossbills were in the western edge of the pines for the majority of the day, though largely elusive. A late Swallow also spent an hour around the Observatory early morning. On the sea there were single Great Northern and Red throated Divers, Velvet Scoter, Pomarine and Arctic Skua plus three Slavonian Grebes and counts of  161 Gannets and 17 Kittiwakes.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Waxham in dunes at 8.20am +Snow Bunting flew north +2.Great Northern Divers flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew west over Wells at 1.15pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp
Norfolk possible Black-browed Albatross on Tuesday flew east past Salthouse at 11am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.44am 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 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum under beeches
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Snettisham RSPB at 8.30am then flew north
Norfolk 2.Waxwings flew south over Hunstanton by 9.20am
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton in garden
Norfolk Waxwing Holme
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels west of Dereham flew SW over Hulver Hill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still by main track 200yds from car park at 9.45am tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Salthouse by A149 Coast Road/ Beach Road junction at 9.40am
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over car park at 8.05am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.15am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 9.18am 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane +Lapland Bunting (+S-e.Owl). Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
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. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW