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Saturday 16th December 2017

A Merlin was hunting during the day and a Chiffchaff was ringed. A group of 16 Twite were at the corner of Thornham sea wall, and at least 2 Stonechats were around the Observatory.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male between Burnham Norton +Scolt Head at 1.50pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way briefly early a'noon
Norfolk 18.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still flew to fields on Hassingham side of railway at 11.21am
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool +2.Spotted Redshanks