Sunday 13th December 2015

A major improvement in the weather caused the local wildlife to breathe a sigh of relief! Highlights today were 2500 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 14 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, a ring-tail Hen Harrier heading east towards Titchwell, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Merlin, Peregrine, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechats, a Rock Pipit, 15 Twite, 10 Siskins, and 2 Snow Buntings and 3 Shorelarks on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB in bush S/of Pits TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at midday TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 11:20 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 09:00 S/of pits TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at dusk E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling at 13:15 by Hickling Road just W/of Lound Cottages NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 15:13 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Common Crane Billockby at 14:50 E/of main road
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field + Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Snettisham RSPB at 12:30 on saltmarsh from S/end + 2 Waxwing TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane Horsey at Horsey Mill mid mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB + Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Holkham Pines flew towards the beach NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NNR 09:35 on shingle bar at E/end of beach
> Norfolk 82 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB TG378039
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk 59 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Pines by road NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Stiffkey Fen off Far Point NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 14:00 on road PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Martham Broad on river e/of fishing pools by windmill NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Drake Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Horsey Mere at 13:00 TG456223
> Norfolk Shag Wells this a/noon. NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Bishop Hide this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 22 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield + 12 Whooper Swan
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Snettisham RSPB + Spoonbill TF650328
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Snettisham RSPB offshore at 10:35 TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Waxwing over Burnham Market at 08:40 TF823408
> Norfolk Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 08:39 by 'give way' sign PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk 14 Twite Thornham Harbour at 07:50 just W/of the c/p TF728441 TF728441