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Saturday 10th February 2018

A cold and crisp morning which soon gave way to a truly horrible wet windy day! A Stonechat was along the sea wall at Thornham and 25 Twite were still around the saltmarsh, with a single Ruff over the harbour and both Barn and Tawny Owl in Holme village first thing.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again flew west over saltmarsh from campsite car park at 3.20pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford at The Nunnery on lake this morning
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still c2.20pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese(Hooded Crow Choseley east of drying barns in field by Chalkpit Lane)
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still c2.20pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese(Hooded Crow Choseley east of drying barns in field by Chalkpit Lane)
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 2.15pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on brackish lagoon at 1pm then flew west +3.Little Gulls (ad +2.1w) offshore
Norfolk 11.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddle in level crossing car park at 12.45pm
Norfolk 70.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill at 11am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 2nd car park at 11.45am TG.522.101
Norfolk diver sp SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park flew west over Great Broad at 10.05am. 3.Mealy Redpolls along footpath south of Little Broad
Norfolk 25+Twite Thornham Harbour still 8.30am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile mid morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap (hybrid Black Brant still on freshmarsh)