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Saturday 3rd December 2016

Seawatching was productive today with an Eider, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, one Black-throated and one Great Northern Diver, 16 Great Crested Grebes, and a Guillemot offshore. A Shorelark flew west along the beach and 2 Water Rails were near the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Staithe near N/end of boardwalk at 13:20 TF848457 Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford Arboretum in trees at 2nd pit opposite sand pit at Lynford GPs IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 9 Shorelark Holkham Gap late mrng
Norfolk 6 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe on beach at Gun Hill TF848457
Norfolk Cattle Egret in cattle field opposite Wheatfen NR at 14:00 NR14 7DF TG305064
Norfolk 34 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at midday NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:55 at w/end NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 14 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 10:50 from e/end of railway station platform NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Brancaster Staithe flew SW/over Barrow Common at 10:00 PE31 8BJ TF794442
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 09:50 Norfolk Iceland Gull flew S/path Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at 08:45 on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Waxwing Wells NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT this a/noon
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Holkham Bay + 19 Velvet Scoter & 2 Snow Bunting NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 4 Scaup Titchwell RSPB on sea this mrng + 3 Great Northern Diver, 36 Long-tailed Duck & 12 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Martham Broad this mrng NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 25 Twite Thornham Harbour again TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + Long-tailed Duck, Scaup & Twite TG028441 Norfolk 10 Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay + 3 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver & 11 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay mid mrng + Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebe & 8 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Daukes Hide + 5 Bewick's Swan flew/E NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Black Redstart Wymondham at 09:15 at top of small tower TQ112013 TQ112013
Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Titchwell RSPB + 20 Long-tailed Duck, 7 Velvet Scoter & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier flew E/over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:50
Norfolk Black Redstart Wymondham TQ112013 TQ112013
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Thornham over Thornham Marsh this mrng PE36 6NZ TF737438