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Wednesday 6th January 2016

Three Shorelark were at Thornham Point as usual with 27 Twite and a Greenshank noted in Thornham Harbour, at least 2 Barn Owls hunting, 2 Stonechats along the east bank and a Spotted Redshank over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 11:35 over stubble field E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm briefly at 10:05 PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh + Short-eared Owl, 2 Great Northern Diver & Male Hen Harrier
> Norfolk 6 Caspian Gull Blackborough End Tip this a/noon PE32 1SF TF667149
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT on W/side of Thornham harbour mouth + Spotted Redshank flew over
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe 12:39 W/of B1153 and just N/of Field House Farm PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns in hedge E/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 92 Little Gull past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + 2 Spotted Redshank on tidal pool & Ringtail Hen Harrier roosted PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Little Gull S/past Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 52 Adult Little Gull S/past Hopton-on-Sea this a/noon + 2 Bonxie NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB late a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in trees behind paddock IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne W/side of Beach Lane bathing NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Cley Marshes NWT E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:15 by northern road PE35 6EJ TF672278