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Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Three Shorelark were again on the beach at Thornham Point, and 13 Twite were also in Thornham Harbour. On the sea 1000 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Fulmars, and 24 Great Crested Grebes were noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at E/end + 2 Spotted Redshank, Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl & 113 Med Gull roosted NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:09 in field N/of Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 9 Common Crane Stubb Mill roosted NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR on the freshmarsh at 12:34 TF884451
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells flying around xmas tree on high street at 15:50 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham NNR at 15:15 N/of A149 by ruined farm but distant TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 14:15 SSE/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Drake Black Brant Cley NWT just E/of East Bank c/p + 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls N/of Stanhoe drifted ENE/at 13:42
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn 13:30 at Fisher Fleet mouth PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster W/of B1153 & S/of Ringstead Road PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR on marsh N/of A149 at 12:34 TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns S/of barns over fields at 11:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:10 by Gun Hill, access off boardwalk
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-rumped Swallow Holkham at 11:16 W/of Lady Ann's Drive & N/of A149 but distant TF884451
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 12:15 by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham along A149 at 08:55 1/4ml E/of B1155 junction TF875439
> Norfolk Waxwing Woodborough at 13:30 in Sunningdale Drive briefly
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-legged Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 16:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 28 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR mid a/noon on beach near Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. + Short-eared Owl from the track NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT at Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Shag Wells at the quay this a/noon. NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Cley NWT from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR on beach by Thornham harbour mouth
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in channel PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on pool w/of f/p PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Firecrest Lynford Arboretum near brick arch IP26 5HW TL822943