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Tuesday 2nd January 2018

The only bird really of note today was an adult Med Gull at Gore Point early morning. Several thousand Pink-feet were on the grazing Marsh and on the sea there were at least 25 Red-throated Divers. A Stoat in full ermine was seen on the grass outside the observatory building during the morning.

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Norfolk 78+Snow Buntings Salthouse on east side of Gramborough Hill at 12.15pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey at Whirligig at 11.55am
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks Happisburgh
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Brancaster Staithe flew towards golf course late morning
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +Jack Snipe
Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbills still late morning 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren on track NE of railway crossing. Use St.Helen's Picnic Site car park TL.826.874 then walk NW for 2/3ml; don't park on road TL.820.881 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Great White Egret NNE of Wormegay by River Nar at High Bridge
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 10.34am
Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Catfield by old airfield hangar at 10.30am +7.Whooper Swan
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still 10.15am on golf course near maintenance shed
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course viewed from footpath west of practice range tho distant
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren flew over car park just NE of railway crossing. Use St.Helen's Picnic Site car park TL.826.874 then walk NW for 2/3ml; don't park on road TL.820.881 IP27 0TT