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Monday 30th January 2017

With no sign of the Ferruginous Duck for three days, it does seem to have left the site, perhaps coinciding with the arrival of milder weather from the west. On the sea today 400+ Common Scoters, and 20+ Red-breasted Mergansers were of note. A Water Rail was calling by the Broadwater. Off the Golf Course 2 Lapland Buntings were seen and a Stonechat was also recorded, together with a flock of 120 Linnets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Clippesby in field + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose West Somerton, 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose martham Broad & 2 Scaup TM431137
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle 16:30 at Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle Viewpoint TG476049
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour at 09:00 in channel TG028441
Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 5 Tundra Bean Goose & 350 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just E/of Gayton over B1145 at 12:30
Norfolk 6 Shorelark Blakeney Point this mrng + Slavonian Grebe & 5 Scaup NR25 7DJ TG007464 Norfolk 19 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne E/of windmill at 11:00 + 5 White-fronted Goose & 4 Velvet Scoter offshore NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter off East Bank near small c/pk by A149 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 11:10 on beach 2mls W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holme-next-the Sea on beach off end of Beach Road at 09:30 but mobile PE36 6LQ TF717450