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Wednesday 25th January 2107

A grey and largely foggy day with the male Ferruginous Duck remaining in situ on the Broadwater. Both Barn and Tawny Owl were recorded during the day and a male Stonechat was frequenting the East Bank. Five Snow Buntings were also on the beach at the western end of the NWT reserve near the golf course.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne again in field E/of windmill at 13:15 with Pink-footed NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater TF717450
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull Sheringham on the groynes off The Leas at 15:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk No Sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island + Ringtail Hen Harrier by mid a'noon TG457011
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach opposite Sheringham Museum at 14:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sidestrand on the beach NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Wells in tree by Lidl c/pk between 16:00 & 16:10 then flew off NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay by sailing club tho mobile NR23 1AR TF917437 Norfolk Hooded Crow in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge Mautby
Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the Sea at 11:15 on beach by golf course TF717450
Norfolk 20 Waxwing Holt Village at Grove Lane / Grove Close junction at 11:15 NR25 6EF
Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB + 2 Water Pipit & Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay by slipway at 08:15 NR23 1AR TF917437