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Monday 5th December 2016

A glorious day with sunshine and a sharp frost, highlights were again on the sea with 7 Long-tailed Ducks, 150 Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, one Fulmar, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes and a Little Gull seen offshore. Also of note were 25+ Twite at Thornham Harbour, 2 Stonechats and a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting in the middle of the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at 10:40 between boardwalk & Gunn Hill.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn w/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 10 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns in tree by stubble field at 15:15 PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Lapland Bunting N/over Nunnery Lakes NR at 08:10 IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore + 3 Great Northern Diver, 14 Velvet Scoter, 55 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Scaup & 10 Little Gull also 2 Jack Snipe on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver off Holme NOA + 4 Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 7 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Slavonian Grebe & Little Gull also Ringtail Hen Harrier & 25 Twite in Thornham Harbour TF717450
Norfolk 11 Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay this mrng + 30 Velvet Scoter & Great Northern Diver NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool + Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Lenwade by Marriott's Way 200yds S/of c/pk at 12:30 with 20 Lesser Redpolls NR9 5SE
Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Santon Warren at Field Barn opposite Ride 24 this mrng IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Salthouse E/of Gramborough Hill but mobile NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk 3 Scaup Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck & Spotted Redshank on Tidal Pool PE31 8BB TF759436