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Tuesday 30th October 2018

A grey and wet day with interest primarily focused on the sea. An adult Sabine's Gull close in shore was arguably the best bird, with other seabirds seen that included five Red-throated and three Great Northern Divers, two Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Duck, one Pomarine and two Artic Skuas and a single Little Auk.

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Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Blakeney Point in 2.hours (+Little Gull)
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew west past Holme Dunes at 8.30am (+drk.Long-tailed Duck 3.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels Sheringham flew east past car park above Funky Mackerel cafe 10.50-11.05am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Cley flew west past beach car park at 12.34pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse on marsh near beach
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew past Salthouse this morning +3.Little Auks (+5.Little Gulls Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham north of beach gap at 8.30am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Winterton
Norfolk 2.Little Auks reported y'day Gorleston
Norfolk Firecrest Warham Greens at 10.31am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Sheringham flew east past East Promenade at 11am
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB at Fen Trail
Norfolk 4.Little Auks Cley flew west past beach car park 7.30-10am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Winterton +Pom Skua
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Sheringham +Little Auk flew west
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point still 9.55am 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park (+Mealy Redpoll) (not 2.Coues's Arctic Redpolls)
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham on sea at 9.58am
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Blakeney Point still 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park