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Sunday 19th February 2017

A spring-like feel to the day with the first of the Avocets back on the Broadwater and a Red Admiral butterfly on rotting apples in the heligoland trap. Seawatching was the highlight again with 300 Long-tailed Ducks offshore, 4 Great Northern Divers, a Black-throated Diver and 3 Red-throated Divers seen, and both Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes also of note on the sea. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank and 51 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Swaffham still W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm at 16:00 PE37 7AP TF820090
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of boardwalk NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island at 14:30 viewed from Burgh Castle TG457011
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826 Norfolk 11 Common Crane Upton Fen
Norfolk 82 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water late mrng W/of Humberstone Farm viewed from South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields s/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk No Sign of Great Grey Shrike Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park flew S/over lake at 07:30 NR23 1RN
Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Great White Egret Wymondham at Kimberley Hall lake. TQ112013 TQ112013
Norfolk 27 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at far end of saltmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way + 1w Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Berney Marshes RSPB at 11:08 NR30 1SB TG460053 Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney GPs TF715135
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT in roost at 17:00
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes NWT on the sea + Slavonian Grebe
Norfolk 6 Short-eared Owl Haddiscoe Marshes from Burgh Castle mid a/noon + 2 Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 125 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on the sea + 40 Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver off Holme & 65 Snow Bunting PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 300 Long-tailed Duck Holme NWT at 12:40 off Gore Point + 4 Great Northern Diver & 50 Snow Bunting TF715449
Norfolk 11 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park s/of crossbank TF648335
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Nar Valley Fisheries late mrng + Great White Egret & No Further Sign of Smew TF675135
Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter Snettisham RSPB from toilet block / green shed TF650328
Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135 Norfolk 466 Eurasian White-fronted Goose North Creake in field by minor road to Burnham Thorpe at 07:30
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135