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Thursday 15th February 2018

Twenty Twite were again present in Thornham Harbour, a pair of Stonechat were active along the East bank of the reserve and a Tawny Owl was heard on occasions calling from the Pines.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still 2.20pm TG.226.229
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park at 10.04am TG.522.101
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.35pm on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.32am
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still 10.28am in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Buxton TG.226.229
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet (+3.Caspian Gulls (ad +2.1w) 2.ad.Little Gulls 2.Yellow-legged Gulls (ad +1w)
Norfolk Caspian Gull Buxton in field by Cawston Road briefly 9.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 9.50am
Norfolk 16.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at c9am then flew south
Norfolk 10+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at c9am then flew south
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still between Thornham +Ringstead at 8.20am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium