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Tuesday 2nd October 2018

A strong westerly wind meant seabirds were blown close inshore with two Bonxies and a  young Gannet seen over the Observatory and Grazing Marsh. An Arctic Skua was watched harassing Sandwich Terns offshore.  A Snow Bunting was found frequenting the edge of the coastal path running along the edge of the dunes.
Snow Bunting on the coastal path today .
 
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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again on saltmarsh west of campsite car park at 3.25pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Mautby Marsh
Norfolk Grey Phal still 1.10pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide tho distant
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh near coal shed at 12.42pm at high tide +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 11.22am at high tide +21.Spoonbills. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 37.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley still 11.05am on beach 400yds east of car park
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk Grey Phal still 11.05am Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Island Hide
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Island Hide at 10.46am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach 400yds east of car park at 10.38am
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide at 9.27am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 36.Common Cranes y'day Welney WWT still