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Monday 28th January 2019

On the grazing marshes today 166 Golden Plover, 450 Lapwings and 21 Ruff were of note, with 2 Barn Owls hunting mid afternoon. At least 400 Fieldfares and 200 Redwings were at Drove Orchards, with a Rock Pipit and a pair of Stonechats of interest at Thornham Harbour. Three Bullfinches were near the village hides.

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Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad Wells again at old pitch +putt course at 12.35pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c2mls south of Titchwell still south of Choseley by road to Docking at 10am
Norfolk Black-bellied Dipper 1.7mls SE of Aylsham at Burgh on River Bure this morning. Walk thru churchyard +over bridge then turn left to sluice
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at end of East Bank on beach this morning +showing well
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 11am TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Lady Anne's Drive at 9.15am