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Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Highlights today were the three Shorelarks showing well in the mouth of Thornham harbour and 14 Twite on the marsh near the footbridge in the harbour itself.



Shorelarks still present in Thornham Harbour mouth - Holme Bird Obs, December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at dusk + Slavonian Grebe offshore this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Horsey on beach this a/noon NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells-next-the-Sea at 15:55 over the quay
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 12:15 by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Strumpshaw Fen RSPB between 1st sluice & Tower Hide by riverbank at 13:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 14:38 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham at 13:50 by A149 viewed from 1/4ml E/of turning to Burnham Market (B1155) but no further sign by 14:10
> Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull N/of Norwich this mrng NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 11:40 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth + 14 Twite in Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB NR14 7DF TG305064
> Norfolk 16 Snow Bunting Holkham Freshmarsh E/of Lady Ann's Drive TF884451
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common in SW/corner NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Adult Shag Wells at the Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 08:58 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB this mrng + Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436