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Tuesday 12th December 2017

The day started with a impressive number of ducks on the Broadwater, with an estimate 800+ Teal and around 400 Wigeon. Pink-feet were evident as well with an estimated maximum of 3,000 early afternoon. General sightings included a Peregrine over the grazing Marsh, two Bearded Tits and a Kingfisher around the Broadwater and a pair of Stonechats on the East Bank. A single Twite was with Goldfinches at the mouth of Thornham Harbour whilst the small flock of 22 Twite were still present around the harbour itself.

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Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay on east side this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Black Brant ad just west of Salthouse still in winter wheat field south of A149 this morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (16.Snow Buntings on shingle ridge west of Little Eye)
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB this morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach at 12.15pm tho mobile
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich still at Colney GPs early morning
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour at car park mid morning