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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Highlights on the sea today included 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Goldeneye. On the reserve  Great Spotted Woodpecker and Tawny Owl were both heard calling from the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Scratby off Yarmouth Road at edge of Scrubby Hall viewed from f/p at dusk (for 4th day)
Great White Egret Marlingford on water meadows this mrng NR9 5JA TG141092
 2 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape late a/noon + 7 Bewick's Swan NR25 7SA TG049441
Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB in tree by Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436 Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh mid a'noon
Cattle Egret in field N/of entrance track at Ted Ellis NR, Surlingham this a'noon
Shorelark Winterton-on-Sea near cafe + 20 Snow Bunting mobile
25 Shorelark Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Great White Egret Breydon Water flew over A47 to marsh opposite Vauxhall Caravan Park at 09:15 NR31 9QB TG464048