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Saturday 29th December 2018

On the sea today 70+ Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe and 2 Guillemots were of interest, with a Peregrine hunting over the grazing marsh and 2 Barn Owls seen late afternoon.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still 3.05pm +2.fem.Scaup
Norfolk Black-bellied Dipper still 2.25pm SE of North Walsham at Briggate on canal
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Long Stratton still 1.16pm by police station
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +6.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Black-bellied Dipper still 12.42pm SE of North Walsham at Briggate on canal
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea at 11am
Norfolk Black-bellied Dipper still SE of North Walsham at Briggate on canal
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Hopton-on-Sea off Warren Lane at 10.30am
Norfolk no news on Black-bellied Dipper 1.75mls ESE of North Walsham by Happisburgh Road on canal at Ebridge Mill TG.311.297 NR28 9NH
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Long Stratton by police station
Norfolk no sign of possible ad.Grey-bellied Brant 1/2ml south of Docking viewed SW from King's Lynn Road at 10.05am TF.763.360
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad still 1/2ml south of Docking viewed SW from King's Lynn Road with Pink-footed Geese