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Friday 2nd February 2018

A day of bright spells and cold showers, the flock of 27 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour this morning with 4 Stonechats also seen along the sea wall, and a Med Gull coming into the Harbour during the afternoon. A small flock of 25 Fieldfares was still feeding on the reserve.

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Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltings east of Holkham Gap this a'noon (Great White Egret still on freshmarsh + hybrid Black Brant still)
Norfolk 1+Hawfinch Great Massingham still at churchyard
Norfolk Bonxie flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 11.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still 12.50pm on clifftop
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 1pm in Bure Park
Norfolk 10+Snow Buntings Winterton Beach
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.10am in Bure Park +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret north of Wymondham sewage works again on pond then flew towards Kimberley
Norfolk 15.Twite Thornham harbour still 10.40am +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls Kelling along Meadow Lane in field left of track near water meadows at 10.25am (but 1+Mealy Redpoll). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still at west end viewed from care home at 10am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still in Bure Park in field opposite car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew west over Overstrand at 8.23am
Norfolk Black Brant ad y'day Cley still 3pm on Bull Marsh with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings y'day Great Yarmouth South Denes. Short-eared Owl Breydon Water
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings y'day Great Yarmouth South Denes. Short-eared Owl Breydon Water