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Sunday 18th February 2018

On the sea today 7 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 27 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 55 Great Crested Grebes and a single Razorbills were all of interest. A Red Kite drifted low over the grazing marsh, and around the NWT reserve 2 Bearded Tits, 500 Golden Plover and 20 Ruff were recorded.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 1.20pm
Norfolk Hooded Crow still this a'noon near Choseley in field west of B1153 at Burnham Road/ Sussex Farm crossroads
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills (1.male) still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren near stream south of level crossing briefly 12.55pm. Use car parks
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages at 1.41pm. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 7.Mealy Redpolls Kelling north of A149 by Meadow Lane this morning. Keep to public rights of way TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk 2.Twite Kelling
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male y'day still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 3.30pm (+ringtail Hen Harrier Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 1+Twite y'day Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR by car park at 5pm
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley east of Chalkpit Lane in field near top of hill
Norfolk 7.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill late morning
Norfolk 5.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Kelling north of A149 by Meadow Lane (+3+Mealy Redpolls still). Keep to public rights of way TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still mid morning in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages by hedge. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 2.Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers Santon Downham at Santon Warren. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk 4+Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages by hedge at 8.45am. Keep to public rights of way