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Wednesday 24th February 2016

Seawatching today produced 3 Eiders, 1000 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Fulmars, and a Great Crested Grebe. A female Merlin was hunting, 21 Twite were at Thornham Harbour, 2 Siskins flew over calling and a female Blackcap was also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park opposite information post 6 at 15:30 NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 14:25 E/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by bend in sea wall this a/noon + 10 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns flew/N over fields S/of barns at 13:15 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park opposite nature trail 9 this a/noon under fallen tree NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:48 Gun Hill in NW/Corner
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 16:50 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 21 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Brancaster W/over saltmarsh at 15:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 15:10 in main channel TF792410
> Norfolk Water Pipit Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad late mrng but distant + No Sign of Slavonian Grebe NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Shag Wells in the harbour NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 09:30 IP26 5HW TL822943