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Wednesday 1st February 2017

A largely grey and damp day, which restricted both bird and visitor activity. The highlight today was an impressive flock of at least fifty Long-tailed Ducks feeding just offshore, present for most of the day. A Merlin appeared briefly mid morning crossing low past the Obs and heading off west over the seawall. A ringed male Stonechat was also present along the East Bank path.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Woodborough in field by minor rd at Swanborough Tump SU132602
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby at 14:25 again in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley next the Sea in reed along East Bank 100yds N/of c'park mid a'noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret from Washington Hide at Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:40 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Clippesby again with Pink-footed TM431137
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour on marsh near c/pk at 09:30 TG028441
Norfolk 257 Russian White-Fronted Goose North Creake in field just S/of Creake Abbey
Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at dusk NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 8 Twite on saltmarsh NW/of Mortson Quay + Jack Snipe
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes not Slavonian Grebe as previously reported NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver & 40 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk 50 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NWT at 09:17 E/of c/pk