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Thursday 27th December 2018

Sea watching this morning produced three Great Northern Divers, two Red-necked Grebes and single Long-tailed Duck and Shag. An arrival of c5000 Pink-feet early afternoon on to the grazing marsh was an impressive sound and sight, though unfortunately nothing else of note could be found amongst them.

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Norfolk c33.Snow Buntings Winterton flew south over North Dunes at 2.35pm
Norfolk 5.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both ringtails) Thurne
Norfolk possible Coues's Arctic Redpoll Wells Woods by Abraham's Bosom in birches by path at 1.57pm then flew east with Mealy +Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk 4.Waxwings still 2pm Norwich SW of Chapelfield Gardens by underpass in tree by Walpole Gardens TG.225.082
Norfolk White Stork still Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide (5.Russian White-fronted Geese still on Lady Fen +Great White Egret still)
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad still 1.05pm SW of Docking in field by road to Fring with c10,000.Pink-footed Geese. Approach with caution TF.755.355
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay
Norfolk 25.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap at 9.45am (+60+Snow Buntings. Black-throated Diver offshore +Great Northern Diver 2.Slav Grebes)TF.896.458
Norfolk 4.Waxwings Norwich at Chapelfield Gardens
Norfolk 14.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB again from windpump
Norfolk Black Brant Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 10.45am Heigham Holmes near farm buildings tho distant
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe 4.Great Northern Divers 17.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad again SW of Docking in field by road to Fring at 10.10am with Pink-footed Geese. Approach with caution
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Holme NOA offshore +3.Great Northern Divers Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Heacham North Beach from outflow
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh. 3.Great Northern Divers offshore +11.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Cattle Egret again Heigham Holmes near farm buildings at 8.15am tho distant