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Thursday 26th January 2017

The Ferrugious Duck was present as usual, and a male Stonechat was around the reserve. 40 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 12:30 NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter along East Bank with 4 Chiffchaffs NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford at 14:00on SW/side off London Road at Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826 Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island + 9 Short-eared Owl View from Waveney Forest mound TG457011 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach under The Leas at 13:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450 Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide early a/noon then flew towards Buckenham NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay on shore 1/2ml W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458 Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh at 11:10 Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose 1.25mls SW/of Burnham Market at 11:18 with 2500 Pink-footed Geese + 10 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TF823408 Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Cley NWT at 11:22 on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field by windmill with Pink-footed Geese, view from track by mill NR25 7SR TG111435 Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 43 Eurasian White-fronted Goose North Creake at 12:15 N/of Wells Road in field E/of River Burn Norfolk 13 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435 Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the Sea N/of beach c/pk on beach at end of track thru golf course at 14:45 + Lesser Whitethroat (possible eastern form) 60yds E/of N/end of footpath in scrub at top of beach at 14:40 TF717450 Norfolk 2 1st Winter Drake Scaup Saddlebow on Relief Channel TF608157 Norfolk 5 Eurasian White-fronted Goose 2mls NE/of Chedgrave at Langley Marsh Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in oig field S/of Mautby Lodge but distant Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB along main track at 10.40am but elusive PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR at 09:40 flew E/from end of Beach Road Norfolk Waxwing between Titchwell & Holme by A149 in orchard at Drove Orchard Farm shop Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435 Norfolk 46 Eurasian White-fronted Goose S/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172