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Friday 21st December 2018

On the sea today a Black-necked Grebe was of particular interest, with 80+ Eiders, and 10+ Common Scoters. Three Ruff were on the NWT grazing marsh and 2 Bearded Tits were in the reeds along the east bank. A Cetti's Warbler was near the car park hide.

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Norfolk 5.Mealy Redpolls Costessey GPs
Norfolk 5.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still
Norfolk 15+Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still by sea wall at 12.30pm +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk White Stork still Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide (+Great White Egret still +7.Russian White-fronted Geese still)
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Horsey by Horsey Mill in field opposite Horsey Estate Trust track at 11.40am
Norfolk 45.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv Titchwell RSPB at Volunteer Marsh