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Friday 9th November 2018

Two Peregrines were grappling over the Observatory mid morning, and a Firecrest was reported with the tit flock in the pines near the NWT reserve. Three Snow Buntings were on the beach.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 3.40pm
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still 2pm Kelling by tea rooms tho mobile. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1pm Sheringham on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton still on sea off North Beach
Norfolk again no sign of Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach this a'noon (but 10.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk no sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1/2ml east of Salthouse +north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane by mid a'noon. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley on sea off coastguards at 2.13pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still early a'noon at Nunnery Lakes
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Winterton over plantation at 1.05pm then flew to copse opposite seal viewing area
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv between Winterton North Dunes +Nelson Head track still 12.45pm in copse below 2nd steps in dunes south of track
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Burnham Overy Dunes still 12.38pm in pine viewed from road tho distant
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Holme flew over beach from golf course at 9.30am
Norfolk 8.Parrot Crossbills Horsford at St.Faith's Common at 10.23am TG.180.175
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water
Norfolk no sign of any Parrot Crossbills Horsford at St.Faith's Common (but 6.Crossbills) TG.180.175
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Kelling still by bookshop at 10.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Winterton North Dunes +Nelson Head track still opposite 2nd steps south of track
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls flew east past Titchwell RSPB. 5.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes still in pine at 9.20am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station at 9.20am TG.152.435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv flew south over Snettisham at 9.20am
Norfolk 8.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach still just south of red markers with Linnets
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford flew over Nunnery Lakes