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Monday 19th December 2016

A dull and misty day, seabirds were of most interest today with 2 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 50 Common Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, a Gannet, a Shag, and 2 Great Crested Grebes recorded. Also of note were a male Stonechat on the east bank and a flock of 30 Twite at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose form interior N/of Docking in field this a/noon with 10,000 Pink-footed Geese + 40 White-fronted Goose & 6 Barnacle Goose TF785409
Norfolk Red-breasted Goose 1.5mls S/of Titchwell at Choseley at 15:44 in field with Pink-footed Geese then flew E/ PE31 8PQ TF757420 Norfolk Red-breasted Goose NW/of Brancaster at 14:45 with 10,000 Pink-footed Geese then flew off PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Titchwell RSPB late a/noon on Patsy's Pool + 1w Drake Scaup & Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose Bradwell this a/noon with Pink-footed Geese NR31 8QQ TG503038 Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Salthouse by Beach Road at 15:04 NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 23 Shorelark e/of Holkham Gap + 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore, 15 Velvet Scoter, 13 Long-tailed Duck & Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose near Hemsby with 2000 Pink-footed Geese NR29 4JG TG506172 Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham off The Street E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance at 12:45 showing well NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk 13 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:30 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Beighton Marshes with 1000 Pink-footed Geese + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose