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Friday 1st January 2016

Highlights today were 8 Whooper Swans over west, 1500 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar and 1 Kittiwake on the sea, 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, a Water Rail, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 5 Rock Pipits, a flock of 9 Crossbills over west, and the 3 Shorelark were still at Thornham Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 14:30 from hide NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on mud near church farm at 10:10 TG476049
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy E/of the end of the boardwalk showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB distantly at E/end near railway line at 14:30 + 40 White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at Hadddiscoe Island mid a/noon + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Horsey 400m S/of the NT Horsey Mill c/p at midday NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:30 in flight briefly NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns late mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT by Thornham Harbour mouth + 25 Twite in c/p
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end of pines NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT at 13:00
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 15:45 in the roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NWT + 2 Velvet Scoter
> Norfolk 7 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle this a/noon TG476049
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB E/of sea wall near pines at 15:10 TF650328
> Norfolk Bonxie S/past Horsey at 12:30 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 41 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on the beach mid mrng but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater E/past Sheringham early mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Nunnery Lakes at 08:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Swallow Horsey over Horsey Corner at 14:15 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Swallow Sea Palling at 11:00 s/over cottages towards village NR12 0UX TG419252