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Tuesday 5th December 2017

Sightings today included nine Barnacle Geese in with several thousand Pink-feet on the grazing Marsh.  At least twenty Twite were at Thornham Harbour and on the sea four Eider and two Goosander were amongst the more interesting sightings.

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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks still
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Eccles-on-Sea 150yds NW of Church Lane at Hedgehog Walk/ Cross Lane junction TG.404.292 NR12 0SZ
Norfolk 13+Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still (+Water Pipit)
Norfolk no sign of male.Desert Wheatear Eccles-on-Sea 2/3ml SE of Cart Gap by Beach Rd in field opp end of Eccles Beach Caravan Pk 9.30-11.15am but 3.Shorelark.Park at Cart Gap +walk SE on track;don't park on Beach Rd NR12 0QL TG.407.289
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings still Eccles on beach near northernmost reef
Norfolk 20+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site car park entrance TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach late morning
Norfolk 12.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site car park entrance +showing well TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv NE of Norwich at Salhouse flew SW over Ron Fielder Close at 8.01am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham flew over Santon Warren IP27 0TT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Kelling at 8.50am (Slav Grebe on sea)
Norfolk Grey Phal y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide till 11.50am then flew west