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Sunday 27th December 2015

Three Shorelark were again at Thornham Point, and on the sea a Long-tailed Duck, 6 Red-throated Divers and 1850 Common Scoters were of note. At least 3 Barn Owls were hunting and a Merlin was behind the pines. A Stonechat was along the east bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT at 15:25 on grazing marsh between North Scrape & Simmond'a Scrape with Pink-footed Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 40 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua E/past Cley Beach c/pk early a/noon + Bonxie, Short-eared Owl between Arnold's Marsh & Sea Pool & 8 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT just E/of East Bank at 12:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Possible Red-rumped Swallow S/over Winterton North Dunes early a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 11:45 in field by bend 1/4ml S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR at 11:10 on Freshmarsh at W/end TF884451
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling in field with white cattle by Hickling Road opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Female Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB at 15:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Brancaster Staithe on golf course from harbour c/pk this a/noon PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + 6 Red-throated Diver, 3 Barn Owl & Merlin TF717450
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Stiffkey NE/of Whirligigg NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Breydon Water at NE/end mid mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained grazing pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Roydon Common NNR late mrng PE32 1AT TF680229