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Friday 16th December 2016

Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 2 Eiders, 25 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Great Northern Diver on the sea, a Stonechat and 26 Twite at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns at 12:30 in field with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Tundra Bean Goose PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with 500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese + JUV Spoonbill between Cley East Bank & Salthouse on Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 70 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Morston W/over saltmarsh at 16:00 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth near entrance to harbour + Black Redstart at Spending Beach NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 11 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Reported Titchwell RSPB offshore + 17 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Scaup Titchwell RSPB offshore at 07:55 PE31 8BB TF759436 Late News Yesterday Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GPs on Eastern Pit early a/noon