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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The Snow Buntings, at least 50 birds, were again present at Gore Point with 7 Twite seen early morning at Thornham Harbour. Noteworthy birds on the sea included 8 Eider and a redhead Goosander and a flock of around 40 Greylags arriving across the Wash had a single White-fronted Goose in amongst them.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Iceland Gull Mautby in pig field S/of Lodge this a'noon
Norfolk 25 Shorelark just E/of Holkham Gap at 15:30
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Gore Point
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton at 10:50 at N/end of coach park PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach
Norfolk 45 Bewick's Swan Cringleford flew NE/over Keswick Close at 07:55 NR4 7RS TG194060

Snow Buntings in the dunes - Holme Bird Obs, February 2017 © Peter Bangs