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Monday 2nd January 2017

A drake Ferruginous Duck was on the Broadwater today although it was frequently out of view. Two Bearded Tits and a Cetti's Warbler were of note in the reeds and on the grazing marsh 3 Barnacle Geese were with Pink-feet south of the river Hun. On the sea a single Long-tailed Duck, 500 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 9 Gannets and 3 Great Skuas were recorded. Five Lapland Buntings were on the beach near the Golf Course.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
 Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns was a Common Buzzard PE31 8PQ TF757420
 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 15:45 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT from Cadbury Hide late a/noon + Male Hen Harrier Stubb Mill late a/noon & 4 Common Crane NR12 0BW TG429221
 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse at 14:20 NR25 7XW TG082443
 Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Waxham at 13:05 by sharp bend with Pink-footed Geese NR12 0DZ TG440261
 Norfolk 15 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway early a/noon NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Snettisham Coastal Park 1ml N/of c/pk ay 14:20 then flew S/ TF648335 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull past Cley Beach c/pk + Velvet Scoter & 2 Great Northern Diver NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB on beach W/of main path at 12:56 PE31 8BB TF759436
 Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA early a/noon on Broadwater, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
 Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate E/of village S/of Stone Road at 12:25 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 12:20 on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose near Reedham at Freetthorpe till 11:55 then flew off with Pink-footed Geese Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Holme-next-the Sea by path across golf course at 11:40 TF717450 Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Horsey Corner with Pink-footed Geese + Velvet Scoter off Horsey Gap NR29 4EP TG477228
 Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull past Sheringham + Black-throated Diver & Great Northern Diver NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse 11:30 on pool at end Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk 26 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 09:30 on saltmarsh 500yds E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 10:35 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 10:28 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GP
Norfolk Possible Black Brant W/past Titchwell RSPB with 6 Dark-bellied Brent Geese PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB from station platform NR13 4HW TG351056
 Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes E/of village S/of Stone Road