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Wednesday 28th December 2016

A day of two halves, with a bright frosty start and a cold foggy finish. The reserve was relatively quiet with most bird activity centred around the grazing marsh and Broadwater, with the now seemingly resident large flock of Wigeon and Teal mobile and vocal most of the day. A short sea-watch produced three Red-breasted Mergansers, a pair of Long-tailed Ducks and a Red-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Red-breasted Goose NE/of Docking at 11:20 in field by Pound Lane + 12 Tundra Bean Goose & Barnacle Goose
Norfolk Red-breasted Goose Docking viewable from Pound Lane at 09:30 + 2000 Pink-footed Goose TF785409
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes near Marsh Road / Branch Road junction
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Kelling flew E/over shingle bank at 12:10 NR25 7ED TG095436 Norfolk Snow Goose Reported flew SE/over Kelling at 12:40 with pink footed NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes near Marsh road/Branch junction