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Sunday 13th January 2019

On the sea today a raft of 60 Eiders was of note with at least 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Guillemots, 3 Red-throated Divers and an adult Little Gull also recorded. A flock of 53 Barnacle Geese flew west past the Observatory at 12.37pm.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egret Welney still mid a'noon on bank at Gold Hill near road bridge
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Weybourne on sea
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Cley still along beach +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Runham still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still at south end from car park bridge tho distant
Norfolk 1+Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still from south end of Burnt House Road tho distant
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Welney WWT from Main Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Slav Grebe Thornham Point +2.Little Gulls
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Thornham Point
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Thornham Point
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 +Spoonbill