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Thursday 9th February 2017

A quiet and cold day, 40+ Fieldfares were around the reserve and 2 Stonechats were on the East Bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at midday from Waveney Forest mound + Male Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 25 Tundra Bean Goose just E/of Clippesby + 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TM431137 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach at 15:45 by 1st groyne NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Winterton on beach at 13;30 + 38 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh 12:45 in dyke by River Yare at Hempsted Mews Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs early a/noon
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Wells by B1105 just beyond junction with A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull on SW/side of Thetford on Burrell Way + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull & Waxwing by Mcdonalds IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 12 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park offshore at 16:00 200yds N/of crossbank TF648335 Norfolk 25 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 15:15 in conifers at rear of The Paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 13:15 at East Quay Lane on foreshore NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Thornham Point
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore + 70 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436