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Sunday 7th January 2018

Seawatching today produced one Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 27 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, a Fulmar, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Razorbills, 5 Guillemots and 64 unidentified auks flying offshore. A Woodcock was in the pines during the afternoon and a female Blackcap was seen from the hides, with 160 Fieldfares, 2 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Snipe and 250 Golden Plover also recorded during the day. 18 Twite were at Thorham Harbour.

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Norfolk Bittern Glandford near Natural Surroundings flew over reeds near River Glaven at 12.45pm
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh c1/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Holkham Freshmarsh east of Lady Ann's Drive at 11.35am
Norfolk 10+Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Great Northern Diver. Water Pipit Thornham Pool still
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddock at 1.20pm
Norfolk Waxwing flew SW over Sheringham at 12.35pm
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS on Friday Cromer on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along road to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley NWT flew past beach car park this morning +Great Northern Diver 2.Snow Buntings
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Little Auk flew east over Breydon Water at 12.57pm (+9.Snow Buntings reported along South Wall)
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings Breydon Water along South Wall at 12.55pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1w still midday Cromer on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along road to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk Smew redhead Tottenhill GPs at 12.50pm
Norfolk Waxwing flew over Ranworth at 11.45am
Norfolk 5.Mealy Redpolls 3/4ml south of Titchwell still at Choseley in set-aside crop west of road 1/4ml north of drying barns at 11.40am TF.757.425
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 10.50am on golf course
Norfolk Waxwing just south of Cromer on wires by road
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh viewed from Friary Hills NT at 10.20am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still c10.50am Waxham at Shangri-la TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 10.15am Waxham at Shangri-la tho elusive TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 10.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1w Cromer still on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along road to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose 1w y'day Snettisham Coastal Park from east bank with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 14.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren c1/3ml north of St.Helen's Picnic Site car park then flew south TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la in SW corner of garden at 8.15am TG.441.263 NR12 0DY