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Friday 3rd February 2017

A beautiful sunny day with increasingly strong winds, over 2,500 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh, and a Kingfisher and 2 Spotted Redshanks were in Thornham Habour. The flock of 35+ Snow Buntings were seen off the Golf Course, and a Barn Owl was hunting on Redwell Marsh. At the Observatory a single Waxwing flew over east calling as it went, 2 Stonechats were feeding and along the sea wall at Thornham 40+ Twite were around the saltmarsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull S/past Winterton mid a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse E/of Gramborough Hill at 13:00 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Lapland Bunting SE/of Walsey Hills in ploughed field NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 110 Tundra Bean Goose between Clippesby & Billockby in fields with Pink-footed Geese TM431137
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island from Burgh Castle at 11:30 + 6 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby at 14:10 in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 08:05 on pools just W/of Lady Ann's Drive NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the Sea 13:25 on beach off end of Beach Road PE36 6LQ TF717450
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay 2mls W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Berney Marshes RSPB early mrng + 110 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew E/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT + 18 Eurasian White-fronted Goose PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT by Beach Road on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 12 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field E/of windmill in a/noon with Pink-footed Geese + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435