With hopes of early migrants we started at Stiffkey, walking from the Campsite, through to Stiffkey Fen. Best birds were Common Sandpiper and Snow Goose on the Fen. The goose flew in alone, and swam around actively calling. I sometimes think singles get a bad press and would be interested if anyone has seen this bird around this winter (someone said they had seen it y'day and suggested one had been seen at Cley). A Black Brant was found on the return journey and a Chiffchaff was in the wood. At least 3 singing Chiffchaffs were at Wells, with 5 Crossbills overhead being the highlights. An adult Mediterranean Gull graced the Harbour. Our tour was interrupted with news of a Hoopoe near Thornage, but it couldn't be refound (three Buzzards and a Grey Wagtail were the highlights. We failed to find Firecrests throughout the day, although another two Mediterranean Gulls were seen at West Runton - the usual adult and a 1st winter bird. Kelling was quiet, except for the Red-throated Diver that flew in whilst we were there.