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Friday 6th January 2017

Highlights today were the Ferruginous Duck which was still present, though elusive, 4 Red-crested Pochards were also on Broadwater for much of the day and a Common Scoter was also of interest. A Stonechat was around the east bank and 4 Bearded Tits were still feeding up and down the northern edge of Broadwater. At Thornham 30 Twite were still present together with a Spotted Redshank and at least 1 Rock Pipit.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB from river wall at midday TG378039
Norfolk 27 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 15:25 on saltmarsh 500yds E/of gap
Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Ranworth Broad NWT between N/end of Malthouse Broad & River Bure on Ranworth Dam early mrng then flushed by Otters NR13 6HS TG358151
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater at 11:30, viewable from The Obs of coastal path + 4 Red-crested Pochard (2 Female + 2 Drake) at 14:00 TF717450
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thornham Harbour + 20 Twite TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh at 12:15 along River Yare
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach mid mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on beach at N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 12 Tundra Bean Goose Clippesby with Pink-footed Geese + 3 White-fronted Goose, 7 Barnacle Goose, 3 Whooper Swan & Hen Harrier over
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull off Titchwell RSPB at 09:10 following trawler W/ + 56 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich at Colney GPs
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Halvergate E/of village S/of Stone Road at 08:35 TG429067
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier W/over Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 15:30 NR13 4HW TG351056 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Winterton Dunes NNR at 16:00 + 26 Snow Bunting & 31 Whooper Swan in off sea NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Norwich near Anglia Square on Edward Street by junction with Estelle Street in rowan NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Salthouse on E/side of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 2 Bewick's Swan S/past Winterton early mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB at midday PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 21 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
Norfolk 26 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Breydon Water over North Wall Marshes NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier W/of Great Yarmouth along Acle Straight N/of Gate 80 at 08:50 NR30 1EB TG531078