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Thursday 31st December 2015

Seawatching today produced 4 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 1500 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 33 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Fulmars, and a Guillemot. Also of note were a Peregrine, 2 Stonechats and the 3 Shorelark at Thornham Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at Burgh Castle at 14:40 at W/end opposite castle TG476049
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:45 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road by Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at Burgh Castle at 13:00 roosting with Redshanks, viewed from watchpoint above Glebe Marshes TG476049
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Burnham Overy Marshes with Pink-footed Geese TF849441
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-rumped Swallow Burnham Deepdale over Norfolk Coastal Path & bank at midday PE31 8FB TF803442
> Norfolk 10 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Burnham Deepdale at midday PE31 8FB TF803442
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT late a/noon on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns 14:00 in field 400ds SW/of barns showing well PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 3 Juvenile) Cley NWT late mrng with Pink-footed Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 11:00 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth + 20 Twite by c/pk TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling late mrng in field with Pink-footed Geese NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 11:20 by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage at midday NR12 0UX TG419252
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling in sugar beet field with Pink-footed Geese early mrng NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-rumped Swallow Just W/of Holkham at 09:56 by A149 near B1155 turning to Burnham Market TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT till 09:57 with Pink-footed Geese then flushed NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver off Holme Dunes NNR + 5 Long-tailed Duck
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham near The Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 4 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost this evng + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl 1/4ml W/of Morston at 15:15 NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 15:25 on N/side 150 back from stop sign PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common this mrng NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk 4 Adult Little Gull E/past Cley Beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441