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Monday 28th December 2015

The Shorelark were seen during the day at Thornham Point and 2+ Barn Owls were hunting. On the sea an adult Gannet and a Red-throated Diver were the highlight. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Stonechats were near the Observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:20 by B1153 off Abbey Road n/of Abbey Farm showing well from hide PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-rumped Swallow Holkham Gap 200m w/of Holkham Gap, flying e/along beach side of pines at 15:10
> Norfolk Shorelark Reported Great Yarmouth at North Denes this mrng
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT at 14:40 on beach at e/end by Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley Marshes NWT on Bull Marsh + 4 Tundra Bean Goose on Cricket Marsh & 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 13:00 in field with white cattle by Hickling Road opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NNR at 11:45 1km E/of v/c on beach
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR on the freshmarsh TF884451
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet at 11:30 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster at 10:20 over pines w/of B1153 opposite Field House Farm track PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham NNR showing well by A149 100m e/of B1155 junction TF884451
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT on beach at e/end by Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT on grazing marsh between North Scrape & Simmond's Scrape + AD Black Brant NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 09:00 in hedge c.500m s/of barns then lost to view PE31 8PQ TF757420