Saturday 17th February 2018

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Norfolk 5+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Kelling north of A149 in 1st ash tree by Meadow Lane at 3.50pm (+6+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Bittern Glaven Valley still between Glandford +Natural Surroundings this a'noon +showing well. From car park go thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills (1.male) still 2.15pm 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren 200yds east of level crossing then flew east. Use car parks
Norfolk 8+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 1.19pm(Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh)
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes on beach at 1.27pm
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.10pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still late morning Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren between railway bridge +river by small roadbridge at 1.02pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Upton Marshes by Upton Fen at 11am +2.Common Cranes. Short-eared Owl in fields by pumping station at end of concrete road at 9.15am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 12.20pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank 7.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 315.Russian White-fronted Geese Heigham Holmes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk 7.Lapland Buntings still Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields east of coastguard cottages at 10.45am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.521.099
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 28.Bewick's Swans Breydon Water at east end at 8.20am then flew east
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day Lynford Arboretum still in pines by paddock at 3.50pm

Friday 16th February 2018

A rather quiet day at the Observatory though the weather was beautiful! A female Blackcap was near the Richardson Hide and a Red Kite drifted west over the A149 coast road. A Short-eared Owl was in the dunes on the NWT reserve early afternoon.

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Norfolk Little Stint still 2.10pm Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still in yew just west of entrance gates at 2.10pm
Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk 7+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields tho mobile +elusive. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still in reedbed channel
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle between roadbridge +St.Helen's at 12.30pm then flew NW
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 10.30am with c275.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.18am TG.521.099
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill male still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren
Norfolk 4.White-fronted Geese Halvergate along Stone Road with Pink-footed Geese TG.433.066
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.33am
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane at 11.15am (+1.Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of wayNorfolk Little Stint still 2.10pm Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still in yew just west of entrance gates at 2.10pm
Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk 7+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields tho mobile +elusive. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still in reedbed channel
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle between roadbridge +St.Helen's at 12.30pm then flew NW
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 10.30am with c275.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.18am TG.521.099
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill male still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren
Norfolk 4.White-fronted Geese Halvergate along Stone Road with Pink-footed Geese TG.433.066
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.33am
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane at 11.15am (+1.Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of way

Thursday 15th February 2018

Twenty Twite were again present in Thornham Harbour, a pair of Stonechat were active along the East bank of the reserve and a Tawny Owl was heard on occasions calling from the Pines.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still 2.20pm TG.226.229
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.04am TG.522.101
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.35pm on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.32am
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still 10.28am in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Buxton TG.226.229
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet (+3.Caspian Gulls (ad +2.1w) 2.ad.Little Gulls 2.Yellow-legged Gulls (ad +1w)
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road briefly 9.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 9.50am
Norfolk 16.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at c9am then flew south
Norfolk 10+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at c9am then flew south
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still between Thornham +Ringstead at 8.20am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium

Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Twite flock of around 25 birds, were showing well mid morning along the seawall just west of Thornham Harbour car park.

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 Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still mid a'noon on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still at farm by Lion Road TG.226.229
Norfolk 19.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at 12.35pm then flew south
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 12.20pm
Norfolk 25.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.522.101
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach at 10.45am
Norfolk 18.Parrot Crossbills till 10.52am 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees just south of level crossing then flew north
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still at Meadow Lane (+5.Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 70+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees just south of level crossing at 10.35am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Buxton at farm by Lion Road TG.226.229
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 2.5mls NNE of Docking on B1153 near Burnham Market/Ringstead crossroads at 8.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape

Tuesday 13th February 2018

The Twite flock was again present in Thornham Harbour, a Red Kite spent some time around the Broadwater and c1500 Pink-feet were noted on the southern side of the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again over saltmarsh at 1.55pm
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still mid a'noon on saltmarsh c400yds east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.522.10
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach from Sea View Road car park
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still midday at farm by Lion Road (+Caspian Gull) TG.226.229
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still in puddles in car park
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 11.25am from Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still on farm building roof cTG.226.229
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still from Daukes' Hide the flew off with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Water Pipit)
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane in morning (+5.Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 10.30am on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach c1ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT again on Pat's Pool at 9am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Point still. Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Point still. Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane 100yds north of school in trees in hedge by turnip field

Monday 12th February 2018

A Peregrine was hunting the grazing marsh mid morning disturbing at least 700 Wigeon, and a male Stonechat was along the east bank.

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Norfolk Kittiwake SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad at 1pm
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap mid morning
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile at 11.20am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field just east of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (Water Pipit between Beach Road +Cley Windmill)
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks between Holme +Hunstanton still on beach
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still

Sunday 11th February 2018

A male Stonechat was near the Observatory, and a Cetti's Warbler was at the village hides.

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Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 2.10pm 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines by level crossing car park
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Holkham Park Lake still at north end this a'noon
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still 1pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 1pm Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 11.15am Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett mid morning with Mealy Redpolls. From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park in trees on north side of Great Broad at reserve
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 10.15am
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium mid morning
Norfolk 20+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of railway then flew towards St.Helen's Picnic Site
Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of railway then flew towards St.Helen's Picnic Site
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park mid morning TG.522.101
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile at 8.15am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still in field by Lion Road mid morning TG.226.229
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Point

Saturday 10th February 2018

A cold and crisp morning which soon gave way to a truly horrible wet windy day! A Stonechat was along the sea wall at Thornham and 25 Twite were still around the saltmarsh, with a single Ruff over the harbour and both Barn and Tawny Owl in Holme village first thing.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again flew west over saltmarsh from campsite car park at 3.20pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford at The Nunnery on lake this morning
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still c2.20pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese(Hooded Crow Choseley east of drying barns in field by Chalkpit Lane)
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still c2.20pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese(Hooded Crow Choseley east of drying barns in field by Chalkpit Lane)
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 2.15pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on brackish lagoon at 1pm then flew west +3.Little Gulls (ad +2.1w) offshore
Norfolk 11.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle in level crossing car park at 12.45pm
Norfolk 70.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill at 11am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 2nd car park at 11.45am TG.522.101
Norfolk diver sp SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park flew west over Great Broad at 10.05am. 3.Mealy Redpolls along footpath south of Little Broad
Norfolk 25+Twite Thornham Harbour still 8.30am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile mid morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap (hybrid Black Brant still on freshmarsh)

Friday 9th February 2018

Four Shorelark were on the beach opposite Gore Point and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes, with another near the Observatory, and up to 100 Fieldfares moving to and from the NOA reserve regularly.

Photos by Steve Hale.






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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.522.101
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still 2.25pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett late morning (+3+Mealy Redpolls). From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still 2.20pm in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still at greyhound stadium at 11.40am
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still north of A149 in weedy field by Meadow Lane 100yds north of school (+4+Mealy Redpolls). On Tuesday 4+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS. Recently 7.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Great White Egret Great Yarmouth again behind greyhound stadium
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Ringstead in field viewed from beet pile at 9.46am with Pink-footed Geese

Thursday 8th February 2018

Both Merlin and Peregrine were noted today, with 30+ Fieldfares still in the pines and 200+ Golden Plover on the grazing marshes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still near A149/ B1155 junction at midday
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB this morning
Norfolk 80+Snow Buntings Salthouse on east side of Gramborough Hill at 11.18am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island at west end viewed from river bank east of Reedham at 11.10am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park at 11.17am +showing well TG.522.101
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still +showing well (3.Purple Sands Sheringham)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still +showing well (3.Purple Sands Sheringham)
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap

Wednesday 7th February 2108


The flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, a male Peregrine flew through the dunes early morning and the Fieldfare flock around the observatory area increased to over a 100 birds.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Bishop's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 2.28pm
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap this morning
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT in field from Babcock Hide at midday with Dark-bellied Brent Gees
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett at 1.30pm (+Mealy Redpoll). From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 12.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh still on pond behind BUPA hospital at 12.29pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field from Babcock Hide at 11.46am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park at 10.57am TG.522.101
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett in weeds by beet field. From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill+park on verge just before ford+view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh again 9.25am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks y'day Happisburgh still in field by lighthouse viewed from coast path in a'noon TG.385.306

Tuesday 6th February 2018

The flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, 2 Stonechats were along the East bank and some limited ringing produced a re-trap Blackcap that has presumably been wintering around the reserve. A Snow Bunting and Long-tailed Duck were noted from Holme Dunes.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets west of Norwich between Bowthorpe South Park +Colney GPs at 1.04pm tho mobile
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach 1ml east of Holkham Gap by wooden post at 2.13pm
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Blakeney Harbour viewed from north side of Morston Greens
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT in field from Babcock Hide at midday with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park just south of 1st car park at 10.30am TG.522.101
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Black Brant ad west of Salthouse still at Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich at Hassett Close then flew towards Mousehold

Monday 5th February 2018

The flock of 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes.

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Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still 1.22pm by coal barn
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1.16pm on beach east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still this a'noon west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still at north end of lake
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Toft Monks Hill tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.25pm
Norfolk 20.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees near railway crossing at at St.Helen's car park juction at 10.35am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.07am west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap at 10.29am
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still by north gate at 10am
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still just east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 9.52am west of A149 at Bure Park by car park at north end +showing well TG.522.101
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park at 8.25am

Sunday 4th February 2018

A cold day with a strong north breeze and wintry showers. A Merlin was hunting and at least 4 Stonechats were counted in the recording area.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male till mid a'noon Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound then flew to Waveney Forest
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 3pm west of A149 at Bure Park on grass by end car park cTG.522.101
Norfolk Black-throated Diver flew west past Cley
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse in field south of south end of Iron Road mid a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 1.45pm tho distant
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew north past Gorleston at 1.40pm
Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv NW of Mundesley still 11am then drifted NW
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.40am west of A149 at Bure Park from 1st car park cTG.522.101
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Holkham Park Lake still at north end +Great White Egret Red-crested Pochard
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap at 10.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Great Yarmouth still by A149 in field by greyhound stadium from car park at 10.45am
Norfolk PINE BUNTING on 20th January near Holt in an area with no access briefly but no sign since +Little Bunting briefly (access requested but not granted)
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew past Cley
Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site by wooden bridge 200yds from church. Keep to paths +don't use tape lures TL.825.872 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still at Bure Park

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Highlights today included 1800 Pink-feet on the marshes, 5 Pintail (one on the Broadwater and 4 passing offshore), 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 29 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 7 Fulmars, 26 Great Crested Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. A Short-eared Owl was reported on the NWT reserve and 50 Fieldfares were still present on the buckthorn bushes on the reserves and their car parks.

Friday 2nd February 2018

A day of bright spells and cold showers, the flock of 27 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour this morning with 4 Stonechats also seen along the sea wall, and a Med Gull coming into the Harbour during the afternoon. A small flock of 25 Fieldfares was still feeding on the reserve.

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Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltings east of Holkham Gap this a'noon (Great White Egret still on freshmarsh + hybrid Black Brant still)
Norfolk 1+Hawfinch Great Massingham still at churchyard
Norfolk Bonxie flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 11.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still 12.50pm on clifftop
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 1pm in Bure Park
Norfolk 10+Snow Buntings Winterton Beach
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.10am in Bure Park +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret north of Wymondham sewage works again on pond then flew towards Kimberley
Norfolk 15.Twite Thornham harbour still 10.40am +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls Kelling along Meadow Lane in field left of track near water meadows at 10.25am (but 1+Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still at west end viewed from care home at 10am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still in Bure Park in field opposite car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew west over Overstrand at 8.23am
Norfolk Black Brant ad y'day Cley still 3pm on Bull Marsh with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings y'day Great Yarmouth South Denes. Short-eared Owl Breydon Water
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings y'day Great Yarmouth South Denes. Short-eared Owl Breydon Water

Thursday 1st February 2018

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Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 2.10pm in Bure Park near 1st small car park on left
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 1.45pm at rear of Whitwell Scrape with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose presumed hybrid ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose x Dark-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls ENE of Welney WWT along Hilgay road
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park on beach by car park at 12.58pm then flew north towards Heacham
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.58pm in Bure Park south of entrance track near main road
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 12.20pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.26pm in Bure Park on grass left of main car park towards main road
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley still 12.18pm viewed from 2nd gate along Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB betweeen Rotary Hide +Shore Hide
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth in Bure Park at 9.46am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley again on Bull Marsh off Beach Road at 10.52am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island on fence post viewed NE from mound in Waveney Forest at 10am tho distant
Norfolk Hawfinch fem Felbrigg Hall NT still 9.45am by orangery +showing well
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk 15.Twite Thornham Harbour still 9.20am

Wednesday 31st January 2018

The Twite flock were again around the car park at Thornham Harbour, regularly coming into drink and bathe in the puddles there. A Spotted Redshank was in the tidal creek and a Greenshank flew over the grazing marsh calling early afternoon.
Two of the Twite flock, the colour ringed individual a male, ringed in Yorkshire in December 2016.

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Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltings 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap at 11.40am
Norfolk 17.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach this morning
Norfolk 3+Hawfinches Great Massingham still at churchyard at 10.30am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver reported y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end at 10.45am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton still off South Dunes
Norfolk 30.Twite Thornham Harbour still at puddle at harbour car park at 10.07am TF.727.442
Norfolk 8.Twite Thornham Harbour still at puddle at harbour car park at 10.04am TF.727.442
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day 1ml SE of Brundall at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB +ringtail Hen Harrier NR13 4HS

Tuesday 30th January 2018

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 3.21pm (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 4.Water Pipits Potter Heigham Marshes SW of rusty barn this a'noon. 3.Common Cranes north of marshes. Mealy Redpoll on Weavers' Way along Heigham Sound
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Horsey Mere at 9.30am. 6.Whooper Swans by track near Horsey Corner
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Horsey Mere at 9.30am. 6.Whooper Swans by track near Horsey Corner
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Barton Broad still 2.15pm +showing well
Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren 200yds east of raiway crossing car park in pines by track at 1.50pm then flew north
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay at Nar Valley Fisheries but no sign of any redhead Smew. View from High Bridge on New Road TF.668.137
Norfolk 16.Hawfinches Great Massingham still at churchyard tho elusive
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton still off South Dunes late morning
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltings 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common at SW corner
Norfolk 12+Hawfinches Great Massingham still at churchyard at 9am tho elusive
Norfolk Black Brant ad Blakeney Freshmarsh in NE corner at 10am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Slav Grebes 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Barton Broad still by Pleasure Island from viewing platform at south end at 9.15am tho distant
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Happisburgh

Sunday 28th January 2018

A Red Kite was quartering close to the Broadwater and over 600 Wigeon were sitting on the sea. The flock of 20+ Twite was again at Thornham.

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Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still late a'noon in yew just west of north gate
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 2.15pm (for 2nd day)
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still north of Setch Road at Setchey Farm Resr viewed from bank by rusty barrier +fridge by road at 2.40pm
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still 2.40pm north of Setch Road at Setchey Farm Resr viewed from bank by rusty barrier +fridge by road
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still mid a'noon on Bull Marsh with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers Warham Greens still early a'noon
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near bungalows in hawthorns opposite ash
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still in yew just west of north gate at c12.30pm
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches Great Massingham still
Norfolk 20+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Breydon Water South Wall still
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at midday
Norfolk 4+Water Pipits Haddiscoe Marshes +25.Russian White-fronted Geese male.Hen Harrier
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w flew west past Cley at 10.35am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Barton Broad still from viewing platform
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still on Bull Marsh at 10.05am with 700+Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay still in flooded field south of River Nar at 10am +8.Whooper Swans TF.667.132
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Kelling along Meadow Lane in field left of track near water meadows tho mobile with Mealy +Lesser Redpolls. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide mid morning
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still north of Setch Road at Setchey Farm Resr viewed from bank by rusty barrier +fridge by road mid morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach NW of Sea View Road car park mid morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on 1st fairway north of practice green mid morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk 30+Hawfinches between Lynford +West Tofts

Saturday 27th January 2018

A flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still 1.45pm Belton Marshes then flew to Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings between Salthouse +Kelling still this a'noon
Norfolk 64.Little Gulls flew west past Titchwell RSPB 2.30-3.05pm +Great Northern Diver 12.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay viewed from New Road north of Mill Fen Drain TF.667.132
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks below Crown pub at 1.30pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still c1/2ml west of cafe this morning
Norfolk 8.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren flew towards church at 11.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island over reedbed at 11.15am
Norfolk 14+Hawfinches Great Massingham this morning (10+in churchyard)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 12.10pm on east side of golf course on practice green then flew SE
Norfolk no sign of Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk 1+Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea late morning. drk.Red-crested Pochard on freshmarsh
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham Harbour still by sluice gate at 9.30am tho mobile
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still late morning north of Setchey Road at Setchey Farm Resr viewed from bank by rusty barrier +fridge by road
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 10.53am by Wigwam Holiday sign on golf course
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still along permissive path east of 1st quags gate in crop +hedge at 10.15am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still 10.15am at Setchey Farm Resr. View only from top of bank near gateway
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still flew SE along beach by golf course
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Barton Broad still
Norfolk 9.Hawfinches Great Massingham still in trees at churchyard at 9.53am +showing well
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.17am
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch north of Setch Road at Setchey Farm Resr at 9am. View only from top of bank near gateway

Friday 26th January 2018

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Breydon Water South Wall
Norfolk 111.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at c1.30pm
Norfolk 4.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Kelling along Meadow Lane in field left of track near water meadows at 11.57am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still east of bypass c500yds north of Tesco roundabout at 1pm TG.523.112. Park carefully on small grass triangle on access road to Caister tip
Norfolk c70.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB early a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on west side of main path
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley north of Peregrine Close with c200.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.30pm 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach north of village this morning
Norfolk c25.Twite Thornham Harbour still by sluice
Norfolk Great White Egret flew ENE over Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.55am +4.Common Cranes 3+Water Pipits
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11.35am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Velvet Scoter fem Titchwell RSPB offshore +4.drk.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse at 10.52am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 10.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Sheringham on buildings by boating lake on Esplanade at 10am
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Sheringham on buildings by boating lake on Esplanade at 10am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey Corner with 260.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv between Mundesley +Trimingham still 1/2ml NW of car park at 9.54am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Great Massingham still in trees at rear of church at 8.40am
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers y'day Cley on sea west of East Bank at 1.15pm

Wednesday 24th January 2018

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail on Monday Cley NWT flew over East Bank in a'noon
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Ingham in field opposite Causeway Farm Butchers
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still below Funky Mackerel cafe
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park +showing well TG.155.434
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach 1/2ml north of car park (+2.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddles north of level crossing at 10.23am. Use car parks; do not park between level crossing +bridge. Keep to paths TL.820.880
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese. juv.Glaucous Gull flew east over beach at 9.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green at 9.50am
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +Great Northern Diver

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

An early morning sea-watch produced a count of 32 Great -crested Grebes on the sea. Large numbers of Teal and Wigeon remained around the Broadwater, at least a thousand birds, with a small arrival of around 200 Pink-feet joining them mid afternoon. Two Peregrines were hunting over the grazing marsh and a pair of Stonechats were along the East bank. The flock of 22 Twite were again at Thornham Harbour. There was no sign of the Waxwing but the Fieldfares remained around the Buckthorn areas on the reserves.

Fieldfare on the Buckthorn. Gary Elton

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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse flew west past north end of Beach Road at 2.20pm
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill this a'noon
Norfolk no sign of any Bewick's Swans between Ingham +Sea Palling behind Causeway Farm Butchers this a'noon but 6.Whooper Swans
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett 100yds from ford at 12.40pm tho mobile. From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich flew over A47 Norwich bypass by River Yare early a'noon
Norfolk 4.Waxwings Gorleston near Beacon Park at Carrel Road this a'noon then flew towards hospital
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still from Washington Hide at 12.45pm +Bittern
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston at Beacon Park then flew to trees south of Carrel Road
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.10pm on saltmarsh 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 11.Bewick's Swans between Ingham +Sea Palling behind Causeway Farm Butchers at 10.45am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green near church at 11.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap at 11am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB still +6.Long-tailed Ducks Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cranwich Heath at 10.56am
Norfolk 22.Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.48am
Norfolk 10.Hawfinches Great Massingham at churchyard
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park at 9.55am +showing well TG.155.434
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach below car park at 10.12am

Monday 22nd January 2018

There was no further sign of the Waxwing today, but a Peregrine was sitting on the marsh early afternoon and on the sea a Black-throated Diver and 20 Red-throated Divers were of interest, a Barn Owl was hunting near the village hides, a male Stonechat was along the east bank and 22 Twite were showing well in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea east of bypass c500yds north of Tesco roundabout at 3pm TG.523.112. Park carefully on small grass triangle on access road to Caister tip
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island on gatepost viewed north from mound at 3.13pm tho distant
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common along east path beyond bungalows with Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk 120+Snow Buntings Salthouse near Little Eye
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT at Swim Coots this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still on pools behind visitor centre at 11am
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sheringham on Beeston Common along east path beyond bungalows at 1pm
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Waxwing Holme NOA
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still 1.05pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh at 11.59am. Long-tailed Duck still on sea
Norfolk no sign of Bittern SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park from slipway
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park in yew right of pedestrians' entrance at 12.38pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still 10.55am from Babcock Hide +showing well
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park +showing well TG.155.434
Norfolk c17.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in car park by level crossing briefly 10.20am TL.820.880
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford at The Nunnery on lake
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Massingham still at churchyard
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 6+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 9.55am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach 1/2ml west of church
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton opposite chalet park
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Black-throated Diver on Saturday Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green at 9.15am (Purple Sand Overstrand still on seafront)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green at 9.15am (Purple Sand Overstrand still on seafront)
Norfolk 16+Hawfinches y'day Swannington near church then flew south
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett. From A148 take Riverside Road signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track

Sunday 21st January 2018

A single Waxwing was still present on the reserve, and on the sea 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 23 Red-throated Divers, 24 Great Crested Grebes, and 13 Guillemots were seen.

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Norfolk Bittern SE of Norwich still 2.10pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park from slipway. Great White Egret flew over visitor centre
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Blakeney Point at Halfway House this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Holme NOA still
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill early a'noon
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap at 12.15pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT at beach car park
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Little Massingham in churchyard
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford still on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at 10.30am
Norfolk Bittern SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park from slipway
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe Marsh
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Massingham in wood behind churchyard
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 8.40am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park at 8.35am cTG.155.434
Norfolk 9.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore at 8.35am

Saturday 20th January 2018

Two Waxwings were in the area of the Observatory, and on the sea 2 Eider, 400 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 22 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 3 Fulmars, 26 Great Crested Grebes, and 4 Guillemots were recorded. A Water Rail was also noted, and 20 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk c20.Parrot Crossbills still 1.40pm c1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in tree by river between roadbridge +St.Helen's Picnic Site TL.820.880
Norfolk 14.Bewick's Swans Horning from Norfolk Road at 2.40pm TG.350.174
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Iceland Gull Cromer on golf course early a'noon (but 2.Great Northern Divers on sea off east end at 12.30pm)
Norfolk Waxwing Holme NOA still
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Bodham at 2pm in an area with no general access
Norfolk Black Redstart male still 1.50pm Sheringham at RNLI car park cTG.155.434
Norfolk 3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11.30am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school (+2+Mealy Redpolls still). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 2.Twite Breydon Water +17.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett (+10+Mealy Redpolls). From A148 take Riverside Road signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track cTG.062.383
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB still on sea +6+Long-tailed Ducks still. Water Pipit on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Chedgrave Marshes mid morning
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Salthouse on sea off Gramborough Hill at 11.35am
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks below Sheringham Museum
Norfolk possible Siberian Chiffchaff Surlingham at Church Marsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford still on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day Colney GPs in alders by River Yare opposite Bendish Way (for 2nd day)
Norfolk c100.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap (4.Russian White-fronted Geese still in field east of Lady Anne's Drive)
Norfolk 9.Parrot Crossbills 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham still 9.35am at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site by river 200yds west of car park TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Black Redstart male still Sheringham on seafront by shelters at 9.25am cTG.155.434
Norfolk 17.Parrot Crossbills still 9.09am 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in car park by level crossing TL.820.880
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green at 8.35am
Norfolk 17.Parrot Crossbills 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site just west of car park then flew towards level crossing TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 14.Parrot Crossbills 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site just west of car park TL.821.879 IP27 0TT

Friday 19th January 2018

The single Waxwing was still present, showing well at times, in the area of the Richardson hide.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still 1.14pm along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school (+7+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv between Mundesley +Trimingham on beach at 1.30pm
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 9am
Norfolk 29.Whooper Swans Ludham near Cold Harbour Farm this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs mid morning
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11am tho mobile +elusive (+6+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet at 10.48am +showing well on +off TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on seafront
Norfolk 2.Waxwings (ad +1w) Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road at 9am NR26 8EG
Norfolk Black Redstart still Sheringham in RNLI car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad Sidestrand flew west along beach at 9.08am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB still on sea +10.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes Drayton flew south over School Road at 8.39am
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings y'day Salthouse near Little Eye

Thursday 18th January 2018

The Waxwing was still present near the Richardson hide during the day.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road at 2.15pm
Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Mundesley c11.45am-11.55am only (Black Guillemot flew NW 11.15am-12.15pm +Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 14.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddles north of level crossing at 12.50pm TL.820.880
Norfolk 20+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad 1.5mls ENE of Sedgeford still in cut beet field north of B1454 at 10.35am with Pink-footed Geese

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The Waxwing was present again and showed well throughout the day, at least 15 Twite were at Thornham Harbour. Sea-watching produced counts of 68 Great Crested Grebes and 30 Red-throated Divers plus three Long-tailed Duck and three Eider.

The Waxwing showed well again today. Gary Elton

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Norfolk Black Redstart male still this a'noon Sheringham in RNLI car park +gardens by Upcher Court flats tho mobile
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet this morning +showing well TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Black Redstart male still Sheringham in RNLI car park by Upcher Court flats
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road by Solo Hair Fashions
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w between Ringstead +Summerfield in field west of Courtyard Farm
Norfolk 70+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill. Great White Egret near end of Iron Road
Norfolk 13.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddles north of level crossing at 10.15am TL.820.880
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road by Solo Hair Fashions
Norfolk Waxwing Holme NOA still
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett +showing well. From A148 take Riverside Road signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track cTG.062.383