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Friday 24th February 2017

Highlights today were 2 Red Kites drifting west over Holme village, and a movement of Stonechats with at least 7 in the recording area; 2 on the East Bank and at least 5 at Gore Point. The flock of 50 Snow Buntings were in the area of the lavender marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Probable Juvenile Pallid Harrier 2.75mls SW/of Wells ESE/of New Holkham 1/2ml S/of Real Ale Shop 500yds W/of B1105 at 14:00 then flew off TF898395
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton + 6 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Waveney Forest mound + 3 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach + 2 Bonxie past & 5 Long-tailed Duck NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 19 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in roost at 16:10 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ten Mile Bank Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup Saddlebow TF608157
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water over North Wall Marshes at 15:30 NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey Greens
Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water RSPB at E/end then flew towards Bure Park NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 109 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 10 Snow Bunting flew W/over Thornham Point PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 75 Bewick's Swan E/over Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198