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Thursday 2nd February 2017

A blustery day with showers, highlights were on the sea with a female Eider, 30+ Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Great Northern Diver, 6 Fulmars, and 6 Great Crested Grebe. A drake Common Scoter was on the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Holkham Bay on beach W/of Holkham Gap + Red-necked Grebe offshore, Slavonian Grebe & Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle at 14:20 TG457011
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 11:30 + Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose between Heacham & Ringstead in field with Pink-footed Geese Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham RSPB on beach TF650328
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just SW/of Surlingham at 09;30 by Surlingham Lane then flew NE/ NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk 59 Tundra Bean Goose between Clippesby & Billockby in fields with Pink-footed Geese TM431137
Norfolk Great White Egret S/over Colney GPs at 07:55
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley Marshes NWT by Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at 16:30 in SW/corner of St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk 30 Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + Great Northern Diver TF717450
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Stiffkey from c/pk late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431 Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge this a/noon
Norfolk 30 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock area at 15:55 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Binham 13:30 at Priory Crescent Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad TG462139
Norfolk Waxwing Wells in bushes along Beach Road S/of works entrance at 11:05 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 19 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Halvergate Marshes
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT in drain N/of Walsey Hills viewable from Attenborough Way at 10:20 + Siberian Chiffchaff at 09:00 in reed litter by East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 27 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228 Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Wells at East Quay near sailing club at 08:43 NR23 1AR TF917437