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Thursday 1st November 2018

A miserable wet but mild day with little visible migration, but 2 Stonechats, 2 Rock Pipits and 10 Twite were of note at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 2pm on sea near flags in line with shelter
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham early morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton on roof of bungalow along back path
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters (4.drks) Cley off coastguards at 1.57pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters (1.drk) Cley off coastguards at 1.41pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still tho distant +2.Scaup
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 11.55am on sea east of shelter
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 at 11.15am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Winterton drifted south offshore
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still drifted east on sea west of lifeboat station at 10.50am tho distant
Norfolk no news on ecl.drk.King Eider Sheringham
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap on beach at 9am
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs Winterton South Dunes below holiday camp
14:47 01/11/2018