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Sunday 24th January 2016

On the sea today 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 800+ Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers and 6 Great Crested Grebes were seen, with at least 3 Barn Owls hunting the marshes. A Cetti's Warbler and 5 Stonechats were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 15:30 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 13:45 off South Wall c/p but distant NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 13:09 off South Wall c/p + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end from hide by midday + Spotted Redshank on site NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh + 22 Twite
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waveney Forest from mound at 14:50 + Ringtail Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 14:30 at S/end of Waterways showing well NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Horsey + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 12:20 on roof at W/end of Sandown Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk No Sign of Grey Phalarope Cley NWT by early a/noon from Babcock Hide + Short-eared Owl on site NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster at 11:25 by Mill Road then flew/W PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth opposite Furzedown Hotel at 11:30 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at 10:50 on beach at Gun Hill
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth on Great Yarmouth Town football pitch at 10:30 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk No Sign of Grey Phalarope Cley NWT from Babcock Hide + Water Pipit this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Sign of Serin Downham Market by 09:15 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works N/of level crossing & E/of railway.Park by Fairfield Road & walk N/for 200yds
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill roost + Short-eared Owl NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 22 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap at 13:00
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Loddon at 13:00
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT on Lady Fen + Eurasian White-fronted Goose PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 15:50 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Drake Scaup Holkham Park on lake near island NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on roof of The Birlington Hotel at 15:05 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore but distant + Male Hen Harrier & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on Esplanade in gardens NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs viewable from W/side
> Norfolk No Sign of Redhead Smew Filby Broad this mrng NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NNR off Gore Point