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Sunday 31st December 2017

A Black-throated Diver was on the sea this morning together with 9 Red-throated Divers, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 40 Common Scoters, 4 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot. The flock of 20 Twite were still in Thornham Harbour and a Merlin was hunting on the beach. The Tawny Owl was heard from the pines during the afternoon.

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Norfolk c12.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth at north end of beach at 2.23pmNorfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum east of paddock at 2.15pm then flew south
Norfolk 2.Bewick's Swans Acle on north side of Acle Straight opposite Stokesby at 1.40pm with Mute Swans
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Little Eye at 1.29pm
Norfolk probable Parrot Crossbill fem c1ml NW of Horsford at Houghen Plantation with Crossbills
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh c1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Waxwing flew over Buckenham Marshes RSPB towards Cantley
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham harbour still
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh south of River Yare at 11.53am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham Freshmarsh still in fields east of Lady Ann's Drive at 10.17am with Dark bellied Brent Geese NR23 1RJ
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich till 9.25am at Colney GPs then flew towards Earlham Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Weybourne then flew west