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Monday 1st January 2018

Seawatching today produced a Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 25 Great Crested Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, 2 Guillemots, 50 unidentified auks, and 2 Little Gulls. Two Stonechats were of note, the Peregrine was hunting the grazing marshes, a Barn Owl was hunting near the village, and 20 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks opposite Funky Mackerel cafe at 2.20pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey south of A149 in cattle field 1ml west of Red Lion pub. Park on concrete by straw bales +follow track to wood
Norfolk 13+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in car park near railway crossing this a'noon. Use St.Helen's Picnic Site car park then walk NW; don't park on road TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 3+Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide. 20+Long-tailed Ducks on sea +Great Northern Diver Slav Grebe 3.Little Gulls
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits NW of Wells on flood just west of campsite TF.907.452
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still on Lady Fen +Jack Snipe
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Salthouse at Little Eye on beach early a'noon
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 29.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Little Eye at 10am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey on marsh at 8.25am then flew south
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddock at 9.57am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer on golf course on fairway just north of Overstrand church. From Overstrand take footpath past practice green
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +Slav Grebe 6.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Hawfinch Shotesham at bottom of common [heard only]
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 8.50am
Norfolk 20+Twite Thornham Harbour still 9.20am tho mobile