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Sunday 5th February 2017

Another fine sunny afternoon with plenty of activity, mainly on the sea including 200+ Long-tailed Ducks, 9 Eiders, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked and 5 Slavonian Grebes! A Great Skua was also noted on the sea.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 9 Common Crane Thurne Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter by East Bank this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at 16:40 then flew to Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Holkham Freshmarsh on S/side just N/of A149 at 15:30 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen at 14:40 PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 12:45 PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew N/past Snettisham Coastal Park at 12:20 TF648335
Norfolk 14 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 09:30 Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle late mrng but distant + 12 Short-eared Owl TG476049
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew S/past Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 100 Tundra Bean Goose just E/of Clippesby at 10:45 TM431137
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holme next the Sea in dunes N/of Beach Rd at 10:00 + 2 Snow Bunting Norfolk 13 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne Camp in field E/of windmill + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT in 2nd field along Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 16:30 NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB a dusk NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB again offshore + 2 Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells again at East Quay near sailing club at 13:00 NR23 1AR TF917437 Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier viewed from Burgh Castle TG476049
Norfolk 32 Snow Bunting Snettisham Coastal Park at 12:45 NNE/of c'park TF648335
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT at 11:10 just W/of N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 10:15 NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Scaup Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrews Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136 Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436