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Sunday 11th November 2018

On the sea today, a single Common Scoter and 14 Red-breasted Mergansers were counted with a Red-throated Diver, 30 Gannets, 16 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe, 6 Common Terns and a Guillemot also of interest.

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Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still 12.40pm at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way in rowan opposite unit.13 then flew towards Baines Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Horsey opposite Walnut Farm car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew east over Sidestrand at 12.28pm
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham NNR
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes North Repps opposite Heathfarm Barns
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR from Washington Hide
Norfolk 5+Shorelarks still Holkham Bay at east end in fenced-off at 11.44am (+c40.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sheringham flew in off sea 3/4ml east of Crown pub then flew inland towards Beeston at 11.35am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew south past Scratby at 10.35am
Norfolk Bittern Cley flew to reeds near River Glaven sluice at 11.32am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea c1/2ml west of RNLI station by fishing floats (+Short-eared Owl) TG.152.435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines at 11.06am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea c1/2ml west of RNLI station by fnishing floats TG.152.435
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way in rowan opposite unit.13 at 10.50am NR5 9JH
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes on west side at 9.45am
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Winterton offshore +3.Great Northern Divers 10.Snow Buntings
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Waxwing Bowthorpe at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate at 10.15am NR5 9JH
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea at west end viewed from boating lake TG.152.435
Norfolk Shorelark Sea Palling on strandline by northernmost rock sea defences (+13.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off coastguards
Norfolk no sign of any Waxwings Kelling opposite tea rooms by war memorial by 8.30am. Service of Remembrance at War Memorial in Kelling this morning, do not park in village +keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB