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Tuesday 7th February 2017

A damp grey morning with the rain easing early afternoon.  A pair of Stonechats were around the East Bank and Obs building. In nearby Thornham Harbour a Spotted Redshank was in the main harbour creek along with a Kingfisher and male Merlin was perched out in the harbour mouth.
Around c30 Snow Buntings were also present on the beach late pm west of Gore Point.

Bird news from  Birdnet
Norfolk 1st Winter Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Brancaster on the beach + Red-necked Grebe PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs in a'noon Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap c.1km east of gap at 13:40
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh by Beach Road at 12:54 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 09:30 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields south of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 11:02 by wooden post 350m east of Lady Anne's Drive Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham at 09:58
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs at 08:02