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Thursday 28th December 2017

A cold but beautiful day, with seawatching producing single Red-throated and Great Northern Divers, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a first winter Little Gull and 8 Guillemots. 2 Stonechats were around the Observatory and a Water Pipit was reported from Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still 2.25pm Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach at 11am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash late morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre at 10.25am
Norfolk Water Pipit Thornham Harbour
Norfolk 7.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter
Norfolk c80.Snow Buntings Eccles still at North Gap
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Sheringham still on golf course west of hill
Norfolk 19.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls (both juvs) flew west past Overstrand: 1.at 8.17am, 1.at 9am