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Tuesday 26th January 2016

As predicted a very windy day, which meant little of note on the reserve other than a female Stonechat which could be found sheltering in the lee of the wind behind the observatory. On the sea a single Goldeneye and six Red-breasted Mergansers were noted. Large numbers of geese were again present on the grazing marsh, with around 1500 Pink-feet and 300 Brent Geese present.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 14:00 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 Great White Egret Wof Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh at 11:00 N/of Watton Road by River Yare TG178080
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill on beach near red buoy at 10:54 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns at 10:30 E/of drying barns by Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB + Water Pipit, 2 Spotted Redshank & 12 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham near on Esplanade near Burlington Hotel by toilet block at 14:15 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton at 09:00 by beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham Harbour near Coal Barn at 11:00 TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 22 Snow Bunting 500yds E/of Holkham Gap 12:30
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 08:50 PE35 6EJ TF672278