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Monday 17th December 2018

A Barn Owl was hunting near the east end of Holme Village, and a Peregrine shot through Thornham Harbour early afternoon. A single Snow Bunting was on the beach, 2 Cetti's Warblers could be heard around the Broadwater and 3 Stonechats (2 in the dunes and 1 on the east bank) were recorded.

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Norfolk 18.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still (+50.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Haddiscoe Island at 11.30am +3.Short-eared Owls
Norfolk 5.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT on main lagoon this morning (+2.White-fronted Geese). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Wells Woods in SW corner of The Dell (+c40.Mealy Redpolls still)
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform at midday
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Titchwell RSPB on sea at 11.15am +Slav Grebe still
Norfolk 4+Bewick's Swans 1ml west of Sea Palling still on pool opposite Boundary Farm at 10.50am TG.411.269
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 14.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.10am then flew off