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Monday 15th January 2018

A single Waxwing was still in the area of the Richardson hide for much of the day.

A ringed Mistle Thrush photographed at Drove Orchards yesterday has proved to be 9 years old!! Two photos of the bird by Les Bunyan below (taken 14th Jan 2018), together with the original ringing photo on 12th January 2010 (bottom).

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Waxwing Thornham still at Drove Orchards Farm Shop by car park at 12.15pm
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11am +showing well
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea at 10.40am
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11am +showing well
Norfolk 16.Twite Thornham Harbour still west of car park
Norfolk Little Stint reported on Saturday SE of Downham Market at Wissington beet factory
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Roydon Common
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Cantley beet factory
Norfolk 1+Water Pipit y'day Breydon Water +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Thorpe-next Haddiscoe Marsh