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Sunday 11th December 2016

A mild breezy day, with seawatching producing 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 13 Common Scoters, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver and 5 Fulmars. On the grazing marsh over 1000 Lapwings and 120 Golden Plover were counted, and a Cetti's Warbler was calling not far from the Observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign of Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Scratby by 14:30 just w/of scrubby at s/edge of Scratby Hall
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap
Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance TG324058
Norfolk 9 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 40 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at B&Q on Boundary Rd NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 12 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh tho mobile at 12:35
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield Norfolk 5 Twite Berney Marshes RSPB + 2 Short-eared Owl NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Salthouse at 13:30 at old beach c'park NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 23 Waxwing Costessey NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Tasburgh on Preston Rd
Norfolk 23 Waxwing Costessey NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad at W/end tho elusive at 12:12 NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 13 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 30 Long-tailed Duck & 3 Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 55 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056