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Wednesday 14th February 2018

The Twite flock of around 25 birds, were showing well mid morning along the seawall just west of Thornham Harbour car park.

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 Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still mid a'noon on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still at farm by Lion Road TG.226.229
Norfolk 19.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees by level crossing car park at 12.35pm then flew south
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 12.20pm
Norfolk 25.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.522.101
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach at 10.45am
Norfolk 18.Parrot Crossbills till 10.52am 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees just south of level crossing then flew north
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still at Meadow Lane (+5.Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 70+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees just south of level crossing at 10.35am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Buxton at farm by Lion Road TG.226.229
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 2.5mls NNE of Docking on B1153 near Burnham Market/Ringstead crossroads at 8.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape