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Tuesday 9th January 2018

An interesting morning around the reserve, with a ringtail Hen Harrier present over Redwell Marsh and the west end of the NWT in the morning, several hundred Fieldfare in the area/arriving before moving off west and 3 Whooper Swans moving west. Other interest included good numbers of Lapwings, 5 Stonechats and at least 15 Twite in the Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore this morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Holme over marsh this morning
Norfolk 31.Snow Buntings Happisburgh in large field south of lighthouse at 3.30pm
Norfolk 30.Twite reported Cley NWT on shingle at 12.30pm
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills (1.male) still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren along river west of St.Helen's Picnic Site car park briefly this a'noon TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 2.Waxwings (both ads) y'day Burnham Overy Staithe
Norfolk 16.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore this morning +2.Little Gulls
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS (1.male) Cromer still on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course at c3.10pm (+1+Mealy Redpoll). Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along rd to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh mid a'noon +46.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 2.15pm on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Happisburgh in large field south of lighthouse mid a'noon tho elusive +2.Lapland Buntings (+21.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 88.Snow Buntings Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on beach this morning
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 1.44pm Waxham at Shangri-la chalet in garden tho elusive TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Dark-bellied Brent Goose Welney WWT from visitor centre
Norfolk no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls Cromer on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course by 11.40am. Park on rd by club house +walk 1/2ml east along rd to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still at east end of golf course at 11.40am
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Happisburgh in field by lighthouse this morning +Lapland Bunting (+3.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from mill
Norfolk 80.Snow Buntings Salthouse still by flood at Gramborough Hill at 11am
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh by River Yare at 11.20am
Norfolk Waxwing 2mls west of Norwich at University of East Anglia flew west over car park at 9.07am
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 10.49am
Norfolk 15.Twite still Thornham Harbour by sea wall 200yds beyond car park at 8am
Norfolk Waxwing New Costessey in garden at 9.33am then flew off
Norfolk Purple Sand Overstrand on groynes opposite beach huts
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet in garden at 9.23am TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Sidestrand in field east of Hungry Hill Nursery