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Friday 27th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was present as usual, also of interest were a Short-eared Owl in off the sea in the afternoon, a Merlin hunting over the grazing marshes,and 2 Stonechats along the east bank.

Siberian Chiffchaff near the East Bank - Walsey Hills, January 2017

 Snow Bunting on tidewrack - Kelling Quags, January 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Caspian Gull Breydon Water in roost NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field E/of windmill this a/noon with Pink-footed Geese + 7 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach by The Two Lifeboats at 13:40 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Chedgrave Marshes at 14:15 but distant
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter off East Bank near c/pk at 11:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle at 13:25 + White-fronted Goose on River Yare TG457011
Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA at 10:00 on Broadwater, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting just S/of Kelling Quags at Meadow Lane on tide line with Skylarks Norfolk 25 Shorelark Holkham Bay 1/2ml W/of Holkham Gap on seaward side of roped area at 11:10 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham flew E/along seafront at 08:55 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne4 in field E/of windmill at 08:35 with Pink-footed Geese + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley Beach c/pk 100yds W/of coastguards NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB + 32 Velvet Scoter offshore & 70 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby 12:45 in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on ice by Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing 1/2ml E/of Thornham by A149 in orchard at Drove Orchard Farm shop PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR at 10:15 on beach 100yds W/of N/end of Beach Road Norfolk Slavonian Grebe W/past Cley Beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter Cley Beach c/pk flew E/ then W/past beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441