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Monday 5th November 2018

Highlights today were a Red Kite drifting high over the Observatory, a Greenshank on Lavender Marsh, a Short-eared Owl in the dunes, a juvenile Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, female Blackcap, Chiffchaff, at least 4 Stonechats, a Water Pipit trapped and ringed, 7 Twite in Thornham Harbour, 2 Redpolls, 4 Siskins and a Snow Bunting on the beach.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still 2.08pm south of Nelson Head track opposite 2nd steps on west side of copse
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks Holkham Bay this morning (but 27.Snow Buntings still 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap. Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of eastern form) in brambles just west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive)
Norfolk 21.Snow Buntings Cley on beach
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Winterton off beach car park at 1pm +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton North Beach still on sea by yellow marker at 1.15pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1w Trimingham still just west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff at 7.45am then flew west +no further sign by 9.15am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 12.49pm Winterton just north of beach car park +showing well
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Kelling still 12.20pm opposite tea rooms
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey over saltmarsh 1/3ml from car park early a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT still this morning
Norfolk Purple Sand Salthouse at Gramborough Hill still on pool
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Upton on Upton Marshes from river bank 400yds north of dyke
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 11.55am Winterton off North Beach opposite yellow marker +showing well
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Stiffkey flew from saltmarsh towards field by car park late morning
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Kelling still by tea rooms at 10.30am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 10.50am on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells flew west over Beach Road at 10am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grimston Warren still near quarry by brick tower
Norfolk report of Grey Phal Winterton was erroneous
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still on South Beach mid morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still south of Nelson Head track opposite 2nd steps
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham harbour still
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh then flew east
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Kelling still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham again flew west past car park towards RNLI station at 7.45am