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Saturday 6th January 2018

Both Barn Owl and Tawny Owl were noted today, and 40+ Fieldfares were in the pines during the afternoon. At least 4 Red-throated Divers and a female Common Scoter were seen offshore.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 2.40pm Waxham in Shangri-la in ivy in garden tho mobile TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh c1/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1w Cromer still midday on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course +juv.Iceland Gull still. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along road to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still c12.40pm Waxham 200yds north of Waxham Gap tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk 5.Mealy Redpolls 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley in set-aside crop west of road 1/4ml north of drying barns TF.757.425
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still midday Waxham in Shangri-la garden tho mobile +elusive NR12 0DY TG.441.263
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth South Denes +Black Redstart briefly
Norfolk 12.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +2+Little Gulls Great Northern Diver
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 11.45am Waxham in Shangri-la garden NR12 0DY TG.441.263
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham in Shangri-la garden (for 2nd day; not Y-br.Wblr) NR12 0DY TG.441.263
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still 10.30am 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines by St.Helen's Picnic Site car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford still on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way
Norfolk 17.Twite Thornham harbour still 11.20am
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Bodham in area with no general access briefly 10.20am with 30+Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk 8.Bewick's Swans y'day Ingham south of Palling Road TG.405.264
Norfolk 27.Bewick's Swans SE of Downham Market at Wissington beet factory
Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpolls 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley in set-aside crop west of road 1/4ml north of drying barns at 10.45am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT flew from East Bank at 9.53am
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1w Cromer still on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course at 9.20am. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along road to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk 3+Hawfinches Santon Warren still tho mobile
Norfolk 9.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren near St.Helen's Picnic Site car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course viewed from road