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Thursday 28th January 2016

Highlights today were 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 200 Common Scoters, 5 Red-throated Divers, a Great Crested Grebe and a Guillemot offshore, at least 2 Barn Owls hunting, 4 Stonechats, 3 Rock Pipits, 2 Siskins flying over and 30 Twite in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water this a/noon + 3 Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham 15:15 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road over stubble field N/of Abbey Farm + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burgh Castle Marina flew S/16:30 TG476049
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns E/of drying barns just E/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Mundford at Grime's Graves IP26 5DE TL815900
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill on beach late mrng PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 12:10 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 Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 11:20 on roof at Waterways NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Horsey Mill
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 09:45 on spit at mouth of river. Walk 500yds E/from Holme NOA Obs to view. View from a sensible distance PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Drake Scaup Holkham Park on lake this a/noon NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 11:30 + Short-eared Owl TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + 5 Red-throated Diver, 200 Common Scoter & 30 Twite in Thornham Harbour TF717450
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines at NW/corner of Salts Hole Pool + 3 Barnacle Goose with Pink-footed Geese from Washington Hide
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Waveney Forest from mound
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs at 12:50, view only from road on S/side. Do not enter wood
> Norfolk Bittern Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park on wader scrape NR21 0LN TF949290
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose Snettisham RSPB at 10:20 on S/pit + Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk 28 Twite Thornham Harbour from entrance to path to Holme Dunes NOA TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Sandringham Park 09:00 at W/end
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB at 10:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on Esplanade opposite The Burlington Hotel at 10:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes by concrete block NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting W/of Holkham Gap
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 08:20 showing well PE35 6EJ TF672278