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Thursday 12th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was showing well during the morning opposite the Observatory, and a drake Scaup was on the Broadwater, as was a single drake Common Scoter. A group of 10 White-fronted Geese was on the grazing marshes together with over 2000 Pink-feet and 250 Brents. At least 3 Stonechats were around the recording area.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 8 Tundra Bean Goose Holme-next-the Sea TF717450
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Sheringham at 08:50 on seafront then flew E/ NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Thetford at 15:15 off Burrel Way on roof at Anovo + JUV Glaucous Gull IP24 3RW TL873826
Norfolk 29 Shorelark Holkham Gap on saltmarsh at E/end + Black-necked Grebe offshore, 2 Slavonian Grebe & 3 Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB on beach E/of boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at midday NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret just E/of Halvergate early a/noon N/of Stone Road
Norfolk 8 Tundra Bean Goose Holkham Freshmarsh with Pink-footed Geese NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA at 11:20 on Broadwater oposite the obs + Drake Scaup TF717450
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham Coastal Park at 10:30 on mud just N/of crossbank TF648335
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Nunnery Lakes briefly at 09:05 then flew W/ IP24 2YW TL873822 Norfolk 9 Tundra Bean Goose Cley next the Sea 09:00 at The Hangs with Pink-footed Geese + 50 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Smew Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB by Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 10 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holme-next-the Sea on grazing marsh TF717450
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham at 15:00 on rocks by Whelk Coopers then flew W/ NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Salthouse E/of Gramborough Hill at 10:55 NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk 28 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes om beach at 09:30 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 7 Waxwing Norwich near Anglia Square at junction of Edward Street & Estelle Street briefky at 08:40 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Aylmerton in garden at Appletree Cotage, view from road
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Thorpe Marriott on Radcliffe at 08:25