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Sunday 6th January 2019

On the sea today highlights were 57 Eiders, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Common Scoters, 11 Goldeneye, 35 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 2 Fulmars, 15 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. Also of interest were 10 Ruff on the grazing marsh, 2 Barn Owls hunting in the afternoon, a Merlin and Woodcock.

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Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 12.02pm tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Holme Dunes on sea +2.Great Northern Divers 12.Long-tailed Ducks Black-throated Diver
Norfolk 34.Bewick's Swans south of Catfield by main road
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv still 10.20am Wells harbour on sand bank just south of lifeboat station
Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese Welney WWT still 11.15am from Main Hide
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes between Thurne +Clippesby in field by road
Norfolk 200.Russian White-fronted Geese between Buckenham Marshes RSPB +Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes between Thurne +Clippesby in field by road
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +7.Long-tailed Ducks 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Gorleston still on sea at 10.25am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holkham Bay at Holkham Gap at 10.32am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv still 10.05am Wells Woods flew north over The Dell
Norfolk again no sign of any Waxwings Thorpe St.Andrew at Broadland Business Park NR7 0WE
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Lady Anne's Drive
Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese Welney WWT still on Lady Fen at 9.53am
Norfolk no sign of drk.Ring-necked Duck Welney WWT
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in saltmarsh east of roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv still 9.21am Wells harbour east of caravan park on seal carcass by green buoy
Norfolk 20.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv still Wells harbour in channel east of caravan park at 8.49am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +7.Velvet Scoters 6.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT again flew south over Stubb Mill Watchpoint at 8.03am +29+Common Cranes