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Saturday 13th January 2018

At least one Waxwing was still present on the NOA reserve during the day, with a female Blackcap also noted. A Peregrine was hunting during the morning, and on the sea a Gannet, 2 Eiders, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-throated Divers and a Bonxie were also of interest. A Tawny Owl was calling near the viewing platform.

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Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 8.30am (+Water Pipit still on freshmarsh. Great Northern Diver still offshore +11.Long-tailed Ducks still)
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still 11am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 2.35pm Waxham 100yds SE of Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham till 1.40pm at Drove Orchards Farm Shop then flew west
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham still 1.30pm at Drove Orchards Farm Shop
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes c1/2ml south of Horsey Mill in field
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore still 12.45pm
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still
Norfolk Black Brant Titchwell RSPB in cereal field opposite entrance with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Waxwing Holme NOA still in silver birch at 11.43am
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Norwich flew over Dereham Road/ Alexandra Road junction early a'noon
Norfolk Purple Sand y'day Hunstanton South Beach on groynes by boat ramp
Norfolk Black Redstart male Sheringham on seafront between orange diggers +Sheringham West Lifeguard Station this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Winterton
Norfolk 20+Twite Thornham harbour still midday
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett (+2+Mealy Redpolls). From A148 take Riverside Road signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track cTG.062.383
Norfolk Black Brant ad between Cley +Blakeney still south of footpath with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Snow Bunting fem Happisburgh on cliff path by pillbox near lighthouse at 11am
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham still 11.54am at Drove Orchards Farm Shop on telegraph pole viewed from car park
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh again 11.50am
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham still 11.08am at Drove Orchards Farm Shop
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore still +8.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 4+Mealy Redpolls Wiveton on garden feeders
Norfolk Hen Harrier Breydon Water +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Blakeney in outer harbour viewed from Stiffkey boat store at 9.05am tho distant +Scaup
Norfolk 19.Parrot Crossbills 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham still 10am at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide +79.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide +79.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Purple Sand Sea Palling opposite lifeboat station
Norfolk 26.Parrot Crossbills 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet at 9.30am TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still c1/2ml east of Holkham Gap on saltings at 8.40am
Norfolk no news on Hume's Warbler Waxham
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham still at Drove Orchards Farm Shop car park at 9.15am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on beach off golf course
Norfolk no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls 1ml west of Holt +just south of Letheringsett. From A148 take Riverside Road signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track cTG.062.383
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +1w) ENE of Docking in arable fields between Burnham Road +B1155 Docking Road
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still in paddock at 8.17am +showing well
Norfolk 1+Waxwing Thornham still at Drove Orchards Farm Shop at 8.10am