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Saturday 22nd December 2018

On the sea today 60+ Eiders, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 9 Fulmars, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots were noted. A Barn Owl was hunting near Thornham Harbour in the afternoon and 3 Ruff were on the NWT marshes.

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Norfolk Bittern Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB/ Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 12.Velvet Scoters Cley off coastguards at 2pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Heigham Holmes at 12.10pm +45.Russian White-fronted Geese 9.Common Cranes
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still left roost at 7.30am
Norfolk c90.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB on beach at 9.20am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 75+Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad then flew towards Filby Broad +no sign since
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Heigham Holmes at 7.50am +2.Common Cranes. Otter Martham Ferry in boatyard cut
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Heigham Holmes at 7.50am +2.Common Cranes. Otter Martham Ferry in boatyard cut