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9th November 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today 70 Common Scoter, a Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Divers, 3 Gannets, a Shag, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 4 Razorbills were recorded. Six Snow Buntings flew east along the beach. Also of interest were 2 Spoonbills, a Scaup on the Broadwater, a Water Pipit from on the NWT pools, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, 300 Golden Plover, a female Merlin and a juvenile Peregrine were both recorded and 12 Rock Pipits, 4 Redpolls and a Siskin were also of note.

A Red Admiral butterfly and Silver Y moth were still on the wing in the afternoon sunshine.

Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne c52.9485,1.1398
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew west past Cromer c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Hen Harrier male 1.5mls SSW of Ludham near St.Benet’s Abbey at 3pm c52.6873,1.5204
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap (+2.Snow Buntings) 52.9751,0.8184
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley on post 250yds west of beach car park at 2pm c52.9661,1.0416
Norfolk 2.RED-BREASTED GEESE (ad +juv) Wells still on saltmarsh at 1.25pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9575,0.8546
Norfolk Glossy Ibis just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 1.11pm. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk Scaup Holme Dunes NWT on Broad Water at 12.40pm c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Wells still 12.39pm on saltmarsh tho distant with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9575,0.8546
Norfolk 2.Bewick’s Swans last night flew over Langham c52.9330,0.9836
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.drk) Snettisham RSPB on lagoon at 11.30am c52.8501,0.4458
Norfolk c25.Waxwings Beeston Regis flew west along Cromer Road at 11.41am c52.9337,1.2963
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew over Weybourne Beach c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk c25.Waxwings flew west over Muckleburgh Hill at 11.48am c52.9471,1.1335
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Wells still 11.49am in channel just east of East Quay with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9575,0.8546
Norfolk c25.Waxwings Overstrand flew west over Paul’s Lane at 11.31am c52.9191,1.3386
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad east of Wells at edge of saltmarsh at 10.48am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9582,0.8804
Norfolk Black-throated Diver reported flew south past Hunstanton 52.9443,0.4931
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap at 9.55am +Slav Grebe c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE juv Wells just east of bank with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9633,0.8554
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB still on beach 1/4ml west of West Ban path +Red-necked Grebe 4.Velvet Scoters c52.9748,0.5999
Norfolk Iceland Gull ad Weybourne at Weybourne Camp flew west over sea c52.9495,1.1293
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT again on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide at 8.03am