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Saturday 27th January 2018

A flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still 1.45pm Belton Marshes then flew to Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings between Salthouse +Kelling still this a'noon
Norfolk 64.Little Gulls flew west past Titchwell RSPB 2.30-3.05pm +Great Northern Diver 12.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay viewed from New Road north of Mill Fen Drain TF.667.132
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks below Crown pub at 1.30pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still c1/2ml west of cafe this morning
Norfolk 8.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren flew towards church at 11.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island over reedbed at 11.15am
Norfolk 14+Hawfinches Great Massingham this morning (10+in churchyard)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 12.10pm on east side of golf course on practice green then flew SE
Norfolk no sign of Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk 1+Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea late morning. drk.Red-crested Pochard on freshmarsh
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham Harbour still by sluice gate at 9.30am tho mobile
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still late morning north of Setchey Road at Setchey Farm Resr viewed from bank by rusty barrier +fridge by road
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 10.53am by Wigwam Holiday sign on golf course
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still along permissive path east of 1st quags gate in crop +hedge at 10.15am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch still 10.15am at Setchey Farm Resr. View only from top of bank near gateway
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still flew SE along beach by golf course
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Barton Broad still
Norfolk 9.Hawfinches Great Massingham still in trees at churchyard at 9.53am +showing well
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.17am
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of West Winch north of Setch Road at Setchey Farm Resr at 9am. View only from top of bank near gateway