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Tuesday 8th December 2015

The three Shorelarks were again present in Thornham Harbour, with a flock of five Snow Buntings nearby mid afternoon. Up to six Marsh Harriers were present over the grazing Marsh with a Barn Owl also visible early morning.

One of  three Shorelarks present in Thornham Harbour mouth - Holme Bird Obs, December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 15:00 over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 14:45 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach W/of harbour mouth + 5 Snow Bunting TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls S/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns at 10:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB late a/noon + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Velvet Scoter, AD Yellow-legged Gull & 4 Red-crested Pochard (2 Male + 2 Female) PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes + 4 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at midday PE31 8BJ TF794442