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Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday 25th November 2016

62 Eider north & 5 south is the best count for several years - it is presumed that these are birds originating in the low countries heading for areas off the North Norfolk coast for the winter. Also on the move southbound 35 Common Scoter, 31 Wigeon, 18 Brent, Red-throated Diver & Goldeneye plus northbound 40 Common Scoter, 8 Brent, 3 Gannet, Red-throated Diver, Shelduck & Curlew. A first-winter Glaucous Gull that put in a couple of appearances offshore is presumably the same bird noted a couple of times lately. 3 Snow Bunting were on the beach and a couple of late autumn Blackbirds are still passing through.

Moths at this time of the year are hard to come by with Dark Chestnut the only one to show up the last couple of days.

4 birds ringed: 3 Blackbird, 1 Greenfinch.