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Sunday 10th January 2016

The three Shorelarks and c30 twite remainded around Thornham Harbour, with a Spotted Redshank and a pair of Stonechat noted there again too. A Peregrine was on the grazing marsh along with at least three Barn Owls, Velvet Scoter on the sea and a pair Stonechat along the eaast bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Possible Brunnich's Guillemot Cley NWT on sea off the beach car park till 11:00 then flew/W NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham 11:30 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham over stubble at Abbey Farm late mrng PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham over stubble at Abbey Farm at 09:25 PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 08:00 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm + Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs with ponies off Back Lane at 16:30
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh in flight this evng
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at 15:48 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs 15:15 in Pentney Village from Church Lane in field with ponies
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs flew n/from pony field at 14:10
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs at 13:44 with ponies from pull-in on road in front of Ashwood Lodge
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 12:23 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Bawsey at 12:08 with ponies in field. TF681181
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh walk through NT gate on bend in sea wall & view base of fence after 80m
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Pentney GPs at 10:00
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at 09:00 on Haddiscoe Island NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh N/of A149, W/of Bone's Drift + 60 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme NWT 09:20 at e/end on beach by Thornham Harbour mouth TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 09:25 in field to W/of Chalkpit Lane at S/end PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddock at 15:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour late a/noon + 2 Great Northern Diver TG028441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey Fen past c/p this a/noon NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at 16:00 + 8 Bewick's Swan W/early a/noon & Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Warham Greens mid a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 14:45 from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Black Redstart Burnham Overy at 13:40 by farm buildings opposite Beacon Hill Road PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor on feeders at midday NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe at 13:10 near golf course PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB from South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe 11:34 showing very well PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour + 3 Great Northern Diver TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in the harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne at pumping station on Beach Lane NR25 7SR TG111435