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24th November 2023


On the sea today 25 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Great Northern Diver, Gannet, 61 Kittiwakes and 6 Little Gulls were recorded. A male Stonechat was near the Obs centre and 5 Waxwings flew over the car parks mid morning.

Norfolk 11.Waxwings New Costessey on Jerningham Road 52.6447,1.2249
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Cantley east of Cantley Manor with Pink-footed Geese c52.5709,1.5326
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Winterton c52.7179,1.6982
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park at 1.45pm 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 4.Waxwings New Costessey on Jerningham Road at 11am tho mobile 52.6447,1.2249
Norfolk Sooty S’water Cley flew west past beach car park at 1.10pm 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew north past Waxham +5.Snow Buntings. 4.Purple Sands on groyne.22 c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk Smew redhead Rollesby Broad from The Waterside cafe hide briefly 10.50am c52.6753,1.6408
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Welney WWT still from main observatory at 10.31am 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Glossy Ibis juv just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 10.22am. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk 2+Bewick’s Swans (both ads) Welney WWT c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Leach’s Petrel Sheringham still 10.35am off shelter +lingering c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Sheringham +3.Long-tailed Ducks (2.drks) flew west c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Leach’s Petrel flew east past Sheringham at 9.50am c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk 3.Waxwings (all ads) New Costessey still on Jerningham Road 52.6447,1.2249
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) flew past Trimingham c52.8940,1.3959
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike East Wretham Heath NR still viewed south from byway east of A1075 c52.4589,0.8154. Park in layby 52.4593,0.8120 or NWT reserve car park +walk IP24 1RU