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Tuesday 16th Januray 2018

A half hour sea-watch mid morning produced counts of 13 Red-throated Divers, 17 Great-crested Grebe, 8 Fulmar, 2 kittiwake and a single male Eider. The Waxwing was again on the reserve and at times very confiding.

Waxing Holme Bird Observatory- Gary Elton

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Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 2.25pm Waxham 50yds south of Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 1pm Waxham 200yds south of Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still 1.05pm below Funky Mackerel cafe
Norfolk Black Redstart male still 1pm Sheringham behind shelters west of Funky Mackerel cafe
Norfolk Waxwing Holme NOA still
Norfolk 11.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site at puddles N.of level crossing this a'noon Use St.Helen's Picnic Site car park then walk NW; don't park on rd TL.821.879 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Black Redstart male still Sheringham near Burlington Hotel at midday
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham 200yds south of Shangri-la chalet tho elusive TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham on rocks below Sheringham Museum
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +8.Long-tailed Ducks still ++15.Little Gulls. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap +showing well
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Salthouse at Gramborough Hill still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course tho mobile
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham still north of Tesco on Barford Road by Solo Hair Fashions