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Wednesday 31st October 2018

Two Waxwings started the day along the approach road early morning before flying off west. A Water Pipit was trapped and ringed, the third of the autumn. Other birds of note included three Long-tailed Ducks, a juvenile Pomarine Skua and a Lapland Bunting on the beach. At least one Crossbill was in Pines, a ringtail Hen Harrier arrived in over the sea and a Spotted Redshank was around the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse in garden at Cross Street at 2.59pm then flew west
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1w Warham Greens in hedge east of whirligig this morning
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 2.40pm on sea off Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Wells on beach just west of beach huts this morning
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Trimingham flew over cliffs md a'noon
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 2.30pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Purple Sand on beach
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Shorelark Salthouse on beach west of Beach Road at 2.03pm (+10.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks Holkham Bay on saltmarsh at 2pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon +showing well
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 1.30pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk 7+Shorelarks Holkham Bay 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap at 1pm tho mobile (+Red-necked Grebe Slav Grebe 5.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh (+juv.Hen Harrier Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards flew east over Overstrand at 1.28pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.25mls NNW of Winterton still 1.21pm at Winterton Holmes viewable from road north of West Somerton tho distant
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew east over Claxton Marshes at 12.40pm TG.345.039
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Muckleburgh Hill on north side
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at campsite +ringtail Hen Harrier 2.Mealy Redpoll
Norfolk Arctic Tern juv flew east past Sheringham by 8.35am +11.Shags
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still midday 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate (+Great White Egret). Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Buckenham Marshes RSPB at Mill Pool at 10.10am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point still 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park at 7.30am then flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes from plantation
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 11.21am on sea opposite The Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk no sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll Blakeney Point 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley on sea off beach car park +ad.drk.Velvet Scoter 25.Snow Buntings +3.Shags flew west
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 10.26am just east of seawatching shelter on sea near flags
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe at 8.15am
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes mid morning
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.50am just east of seawatching shelter on sea near flags
Norfolk 3.Waxwings flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Pom Skua juv flew west past Titchwell RSPB (+10.Snow Buntings flew west)
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.34am on sea off toilet block
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Horsey +Winterton
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Holme Dunes by approach track then flew west (Water Pipit trapped +ringed. Spotted Redshank on Broadwater)
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.16am on sea off shelter
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Wells Wood still at east end near kissing gate
Norfolk KING EIDER drk flew west past Sheringham at 8.30am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate 8.37am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 15.probable Mealy Redpolls flew over Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea at 7.58am