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Friday 16th February 2018

A rather quiet day at the Observatory though the weather was beautiful! A female Blackcap was near the Richardson Hide and a Red Kite drifted west over the A149 coast road. A Short-eared Owl was in the dunes on the NWT reserve early afternoon.

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Norfolk Little Stint still 2.10pm Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still in yew just west of entrance gates at 2.10pm
Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk 7+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields tho mobile +elusive. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still in reedbed channel
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle between roadbridge +St.Helen's at 12.30pm then flew NW
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 10.30am with c275.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.18am TG.521.099
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill male still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren
Norfolk 4.White-fronted Geese Halvergate along Stone Road with Pink-footed Geese TG.433.066
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.33am
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane at 11.15am (+1.Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of wayNorfolk Little Stint still 2.10pm Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still in yew just west of entrance gates at 2.10pm
Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk 7+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields tho mobile +elusive. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still in reedbed channel
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle between roadbridge +St.Helen's at 12.30pm then flew NW
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 10.30am with c275.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.18am TG.521.099
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill male still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren
Norfolk 4.White-fronted Geese Halvergate along Stone Road with Pink-footed Geese TG.433.066
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.33am
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day Kelling still at Meadow Lane at 11.15am (+1.Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of way