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Saturday 19th December 2015

Highlights today were 265 Common Scoters, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 2 Guillemots and 29 Great Crested Grebes on the sea. Three Shorelark were again at Thornham Point, 2 Stonechats were on the east bank, and 5 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:10 at Abbey Farm W/over fields N/of Hide PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull off Gore Point this a/noon
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 25 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Water Pipit NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Harbour + 5 Twite TG028441
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling this a/noon by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose N/of Hemsby with Pink-footed Geese + Little Gull in roost offshore NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster opposite Field House Farm track at 15:20 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 14:45 S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 12:50 in field along Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Thornham at 12:13 over the Marsh PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Red-rumped Swallow Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide by 11:58 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Possible Black Brant Burnham Overy Marshes late mrng TF849441
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in field along Beach Road + 30 Snow Bunting by pillbox near c/p NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NNR on beach by W/side of Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at 09:40 on beach by Gun Hill
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns in field s/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell Village PE31 8BB TF758437
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT in the roost.
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 15:35 in the harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Sea Palling at 14:15 on beach N/of Northern Reef NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk 5 Twite Thornham Harbour mid a/noon TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe off quay at midday + 13 Twite flew/w. PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 11:20 in the harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool W/of main f/p PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436