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Friday 1st February 2019

A Spotted Redshank and 14 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 108+Russian White-fronted Geese 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early a'noon +13.Common Cranes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Stiffkey still near car park at 2.03pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 1.25pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 2.11pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still 2.05pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still 1.30pm in field west of road just south of village sign
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford again on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre early a'noon
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Upton Marshes NWT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still flew west over East Bank (+10.Snow Buntings. 4.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads +2.1w) flew east over Old Woman's Lane)
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey flew south past Horsey Mill
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham in field by road near Waxham Barn
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (3w 2w 1w) on Monday Cley
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh on saltmarsh west of New Cut
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still tho distant +5.Scaup (2.drks)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse at 10.43am
Norfolk 14.Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.21am +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 10.35am
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on 2nd pit at 8.09am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Ringstead flew east south of Burnham Road at 4.30pm