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Friday 15th January 2016

Birds today included the three Shorelark and a Spoonbill in Thornham Harbour. On the sea sightings included eight Red-throated and one Great Northern Diver and one 1st winter Little Gull. A peregrine and two Barn Owls were on the grazing Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:55 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm then flew S/ + Merlin PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields at midday PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Claxton Marshes briefly but distant
> Norfolk Shorelark Brancaster on beach PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 10 Tundra Bean Goose Langham with Pink-footed Geese + 9 White-fronted Goose
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh mid a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Caister St.Edmund W/over High Ash Farm by Boudicca Way at 14:00
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme NOA this a/noon at E/end on shingle by Thornham Harbour mouth (view from a sensible distance) TF717450
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh 500yds along path N/of Quay at midday
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Harbour in creek at 13:00 TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes over Thorpe Marshes briefly at 09:30 then flew SE/over New Cut towards Haddiscoe Island NR14 6PY TM441985
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by railway at c. TL842873 at 11:45
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by railway at c. TL842873 at 11:45
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Beaconsfield Recreational Park NR30 1EB TG531078