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Saturday 25th February 2017

A dull and blustery day at the Observatory, the sea was quiet but at least 4 Long-tailed Ducks were still present together with 73 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Also of note were 37 Snow Buntings near Gore Point, and at least 4 Stonechats including 3 near the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard St.Olaves
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Warham Greens in flight & distant in stubble field + 6 Hen Harrier & 3 Spoonbill on saltmarsh NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Hemsby on beach at 15:45 NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley next the Sea flew W/past Blakeney Point + Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 12:15
Norfolk 20 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 10:47
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull at River Yare mouth Great Yarmouth NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk Great White Egret kimberly from Barnham Broom road bridge, then flew towards lake Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Sheringham + 3 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 37 Snow Bunting Gore Point + 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll from rear of tower hide at Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11:55 NR21 9GN TF901303
Norfolk 2 Waxwing by Union St Norwich NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor at 08:45 from scrape hides NR21 9GN TF901303