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Friday 17th February 2017

A beautiful spring day with sunshine and light winds, highlights were on the sea again today, with 14 Eiders, 250+ Long-tailed Ducks, 20 Common and 3 Velvet Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 20+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebes, a Shag and 10 Fulmars all noted. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Water Rails were around the edge of Broadwater, 2 Stonechats were on the east bank and at least 25 Siskins flew over calling during the day. A flock of 65 Snow Buntings were on the beach near Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB from Burgh Castle late a/noon NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls W/of Great Yarmouth flew N/of A47 Acle New Road at 17:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley next the Sea by road to Holt in beet field opposite Rectory Farm late a/noon with 750 Pink-footed Geese then flew off + 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from riverbank 2mls E/of Reedham but distant + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 2 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk 95 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall in fields + Taiga Bean Goose & 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Beeston Bump till 13:25 on beach then flew E/ NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof of Lidl + AD Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 10:15 on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes this a/noon NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 3 Bittern Titchwell RSPB showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier NW/of Mundford over fields near Cranwich this a/noon
Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup 2mls S/of King's Lynn Saddlebow at 15:35.View N/from bridge TF608157 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier N/over Snettisham Coastal Park N/of crossbank at 15;30 TF648335 Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries + Great Northern Diver TF675135
Norfolk 275 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NNR offshore + 65 Snow Bunting Norfolk 22 Scaup Heacham South Beach from outflow at 14:10 PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme NOA this mrng + 4 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe & 20 Long-tailed Duck TF717450
Norfolk 28 Waxwing Holkham Bay on saltmarsh 400yds E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458 Norfolk 115 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 20 Bewick's Swan e/over Seething at 08:55 Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Holme Dunes NNR offshore
Norfolk 16 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water flew out to sea early mrng 11 flew south towards Halvergate NR31 9QB TG464048