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Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A female Common Scoter was on Redwell Marsh scrape this morning, flying off seaward.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:50 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road over stubble field at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 17:00 + 4 Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Stiffkey Fen at 13:00 with 2,500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake late a/noon NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Possible American Golden Plover Cley NWT early a/noon in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun hill + 20 Snow Bunting PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh but elusive + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth on roof at Espanade Court just E/of Wellesley Road football ground at 12:15 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns E/of barns, E/of Chalkpit Lane at 08:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard East Somerton
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane over Honingham at 08:18
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on seafront NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Morston Quay over flats at end of quay walk at 16:13 NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk 25 Twite Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane near coal barn TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Bittern Burnham Overy flew to reedbed just E/of dunes at 12:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines behind paddocks at 14:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 13:50 on road on S/side 100yds from crossroads PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Burnham Overy at 13:44 in channel harbour PE31 8JJ TF879455