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Monday 14th December 2015

Seawatching produced 4 Pintail, 3 Eider, 500 Common Scoters, 4 Velvet Scoters, 9 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 12 Red-throated Divers, 27 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Kittiwakes and 2 Guillemots. Also of note were a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting the lavender marsh, a Waxwing west over the forestry, Merlin, Peregrine, 3 Shorelark and 2 Snow Buntings still on the east end of Holme beach, a single Twite in Thornham Harbour, and a single Redpoll over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 15:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 11:05 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB + Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling this a/noon by Hickling Road opposite Lound Cottages NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 14:10 at beach on W/side of Harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB TG378039
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe N/of Gun Hill on the beach
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Babcock Hide + 150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sculthorpe Moor NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach late a/noon
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in the harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Adult Shag Wells at Wells Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool W/of main f/p PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Waxwing Sheringham at St.Joseph Road NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe showing well in the harbour mid mrng PE31 8BJ TF794442