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Friday 18th December 2015

Highlights today included the 3 Shorelark still at Thornham Point, 3 drake Velvet Scoters offshore, a Slavonian Grebe and an Iceland Gull at Gore Point. A Merlin was on the beach. 2 Greenshank, a Cetti's Warbler and at least 2 Snow Buntings were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Blakeney Freshmarsh till 14:45 at N/end by The Quay by track N/of Manor Hotel then flew W/ & no further sign
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Holme Dunes NNR this a/noon on beach at Gore Point
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 14:12 1 in 2nd field SE/of barns, 1 in pines 2/3ml N/of Kugden Hill Farm PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Bean Goose over Happisburgh this mrng this mrng + Firecrest & Water Pipit NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Bean Goose over Happisburgh this mrng this mrng + Firecrest & Water Pipit NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Cley next the Sea flew W/just N/of Hilltop at 14:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow over Blakeney Freshmarsh till 14:15 at N/end of The Quay by track N/of The Manor Hotel then flew E/
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT mid a/noon on E/side of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane near Horsey Mill in field + Ringtail Hen Harrier Ludham Airfield, 29 Bewick's Swan & 8 Whooper Swan
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Blakeney Harbour at 12:45 by The Quay opposite The Manor Hotel TG028441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth + Slavonian Grebe Holme off The Firs TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow over Blakeney Freshmarsh this a/noon
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage this a/noon showing well NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh 500yds along sea wall by pools at junction of paths late mrng + 7 Twite
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach N/of Gun Hill, access along boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Bean Goose over Winterton + 2 White-fronted Goose NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Holme Dunes NNR on beach at Gore Point + 3 Drake Velvet Scoter offshore
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:10 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley next the Sea 15:28 by windmill at boat moorings NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Reported Weybourne this mrng with 80 Lesser Redpolls NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 10:30 in harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver offshore PE31 8BB TF759436