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Wednesday 28th November 2018

A quieter day with strong winds from the south limiting activity in the bushes. A movement of Lapwing west amounted to around 360 birds, a Spotted Redshank was in Thornham Harbour and a Red-breasted Merganser was on the sea. Small numbers of Fieldfare were also moving west with 29 noted, 12 Rock Pipits were counted between the beach and sea wall and 14 Twite were feeding around the coal barn at midday.

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Norfolk hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose ad Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh north of Holkham Gap with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea this morning +2.Red-necked Grebes 3+Slav Grebes 3.Great Northern Divers 12.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB still late a'noon (+2.ringtail Hen Harriers)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day Sheringham
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls y'day Wells Wood
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Point at east end midway between Halfway House +Cley beach car park at 1.03pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl near Thornham Point on beach
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham on promenade
Norfolk Smew redhead flew east past Sheringham
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Blakeney Harbour viewed from Morston
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day Wells Wood
Norfolk 8.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.09am
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters (all fem/juv.drk) Cley on sea off beach car park at 9.09am
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley at beach car park at 9.03am
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB again at point (+Black-throated Diver still +2.Great Northern Divers 3.Long-tailed Ducks)
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree at 7.20am then flew south