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Thursday 11th January 2018

Another foggy day, occasional clear patches revealed good numbers of Wigeon and Teal on the grazing Marsh, at least a thousand birds, plus 800 Lapwing and 300 Golden Plover. A single Avocet around the Broadwater was unusual for this time of year.

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Norfolk 2.Bewick's Swans Ludham still viewed from near Cold Harbour Farm +11.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml west of Holkham village viewed from A149 at 1pm. 14.Twite Thornham harbour
Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml west of Holkham village viewed from A149 at 1pm. 14.Twite Thornham harbour
Norfolk 19.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren near St.Helen's Picnic Site car park in riverside willows between road bridge +footbridge at 1pm TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 12.40pm Waxham south of Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still midday Waxham opposite Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipes Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at 8.20am
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap 1/2ml from end of boardwalk by dunes
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Happisburgh still in field by lighthouse TG.385.306
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett 50yds up track from ford late morning cTG.062.383
Norfolk 3.Smew (all redheads) Tottenhill GPs on pit at 11.10am
Norfolk Waxwing Holkham Pines circled over west end at 10.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham opposite Shangri-la chalet at 9.55am TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Iceland Gull reported on Tuesday NW of Docking in pig field by Ringstead Road (+4.Caspian Gulls (ad 3w 2.1w) reported)
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett 50yds up track from ford cTG.062.383
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on beach off golf course
Norfolk Hawfinch Felbrigg Hall NT still behind hall at 8.10am