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Monday 26th November 2018

A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew south over the sea wall at Thornham, and a Peregrine was hunting during the morning. A Barn Owl was seen near the harbour and at least 7 Twite were also present. Two Redpolls flew over the pines.

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Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Breydon Water at South Wall this a'noon +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 2.02pm
Norfolk 16.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from river bank opposite Beauchamp Arms pub at 2.15pm tho distant
Norfolk 8.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from track
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of Holkham Gap at 11.25am
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1.50pm Wells Woods at The Dell
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Sheringham at 10.06am (Black-throated Diver flew east by 11.10am +Great Northern Diver Blue Fulmar 4.Little Gulls PuffinNorfolk 2+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Waxham
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at west end viewed from opposite River Yare/ River Waveney confluence +9.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Washington Hide
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 11.30am Wells Woods at The Dell tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still 11.03am on sea +Red-necked Grebe still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Lynn Point flew west over River Great Ouse towards Ongar Hill at 11.03am (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from river bank opposite pub
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 10.45am Wells Woods at The Dell tho mobile
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton at base of cliff on ebbing tide
Norfolk no sign of redhead Smew y'day Snettisham RSPB but 2.Short-eared Owls. Ruddy Shelduck on sailing club lake
Norfolk 21.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay on beach east of Holkham Gap at 9.14am
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water South Wall Marshes still. 2.Snow Buntings on shore near Humberstone Farm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods near The Dell at 8.58am tho mobile
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holkham in field north of A149 +east of Lady Anne's Drive at 8.04am
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Red-necked Grebes 2.Slav Grebes. Spotted Redshank on tidal pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still in tree at dawn