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Monday 23rd November 2015

Highlights today included 4 Whooper Swans over west, 4 Goosanders west, 2 Woodcocks and 10 Snipe. Hunting in the area were 2 Barn Owls, a Peregrine Falcon, a Merlin and a ringtail Hen Harrier.

3 Shorelark and 17 Twite were towards Thornham and a Waxwing was seen at the east end of Holme village before flying west. A Cetti's Warbler was ringed.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:00 over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 12:30 on mud opposite Herbert Barnes c/p NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Auk past Weybourne between 08:30 & 12:30 + Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, 30 Snow Bunting & Shag NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 14:02 on marsh W/of southern hide but distant + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit over beach Weybourne at 13:30 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk Waxham + Black Redstart NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Little Auk past Sheringham + Pomarine Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale N/past Waxham at 12:05 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 5 Shorelark Thornham Point + Glaucous Gull
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Weybourne at 10:27 on sea W/of c/p. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45
> Norfolk Little Auk Trimingham 07:30 to 08:30. flew W + Great Northern Diver flew E NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Ringstead Downs 09:15 in field c.1.6km NE /Holme Road & 1km E/Windmill.
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT in front of Nelson Lyle Hide this mrng. PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens 16:00 at roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Whooper Swan Holme NOA flew/W today + Ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Shorelark W/side of Thornham Point this mrng, Cetti's Warbler trapped & ringed, Waxwing at E/end of village in garden this mrng & 15 Twite minimum at Thornham Harbour this mrng TF717450
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 5 Bewick's Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach + Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 12:45 W/over the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Bewick's Swan over Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Weybourne 09:45 this mrng. NR25 7SR TG111435