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Friday 14th December 2018

A ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting mid morning and on the sea 50 Common Scoters and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted together with 6+ Eiders. A Peregrine was also of interest.

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Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway early a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose between Horsey +Brograve Farm at 11.40am with Pink-footed Geese +Tundra Bean Goose (+7.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese ESE of Repps in field off Church Road at 11am with Pink footed Geese
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Heacham off North Beach from outflow +Red-necked Grebe
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform at 10.05am
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese NW of Clippesby still at Ashby with Pink footed Geese (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.25am then flew off