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Monday 8th January 2018

Seawatching produced an Eider, 7 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a Razorbill and 7 Guillemots. On the grazing marshes 250 Golden Plover and 2 Ruff were of note, while around the reserve over 100 Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Thetford on SW side off London Road on roof at Burrell Way
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male flew east over Holkham Freshmarsh this a'noon
Norfolk 3+Twite still Thornham Harbour in ditch near black barn
Norfolk 12+Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 1.30pm Waxham 200yds north of Shangri-la chalet NR12 0DY
Norfolk Waxwing flew south over North Creake at 12.45pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field north of windmill at 12.55pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose still)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still midday at east end of golf course (+Little Gull)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv WSW of Norwich still 12.20pm at Earlham Marsh
Norfolk Waxwing Holkham Pines flew over west end this a'noon [heard only]
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still early a'noon Waxham at Shangri-la chalet tho elusive TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL near Holt still in an area with no general access
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide at 11.45am
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap at 11.15am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv WSW of Norwich still 11.21am at Earlham Marsh
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Bodham at 9am in an area with no general access (+2.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Cromer still on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course at 10.40am tho elusive (+2.Mealy Redpolls). Park on rd by club house +walk 1/2ml east along rd to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course early morning tho elusive
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh at 10.31am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham 100yds SE of Shangri-la chalet from path on west side of dunes at 9am TG.441.263 NR12 0DY