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Saturday 24th November 2018

A Ruddy Shelduck flew out towards Lavender Marsh early morning and on the sea 7 Eiders, 11 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 14 Great Crested Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, 2 Razorbills and a Guillemot were seen. Merlin and Peregrine were hunting during the day and 12 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +6.Little Gulls
Norfolk 20+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewed from mill
Norfolk Shorelark Salthouse at Gramborough Hill briefly this morning then flew east
Norfolk no further sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Kimberley at Kimberley Hall. No parking at Kimberley Hall, park in Wymondham +follow footpath north
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Horsey flew south past dunes
Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still 12.55pm viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Kimberley at Kimberley Hall early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley offshore +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest at 12.20pm TG.457.011
Norfolk 12+Twite Thornham on stumps on north side of car park at 11.38am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still late morning offshore +5+Long-tailed Ducks still +Slav Grebe 2+Red-necked Grebes
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at west end by far bank
Norfolk 10+Crossbills High Kelling in pines at rear of Heathfield Road at 9.24am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +Red-necked Grebe 3.Velvet Scoters flew east