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Tuesday 6th February 2018

The flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, 2 Stonechats were along the East bank and some limited ringing produced a re-trap Blackcap that has presumably been wintering around the reserve. A Snow Bunting and Long-tailed Duck were noted from Holme Dunes.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets west of Norwich between Bowthorpe South Park +Colney GPs at 1.04pm tho mobile
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach 1ml east of Holkham Gap by wooden post at 2.13pm
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Blakeney Harbour viewed from north side of Morston Greens
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT in field from Babcock Hide at midday with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park just south of 1st car park at 10.30am TG.522.101
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Black Brant ad west of Salthouse still at Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich at Hassett Close then flew towards Mousehold