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1st December 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today, were 3 Brent Geese, 400 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 4 Eider, 1935 Common Scoter, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Great-crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 56 Black-headed Gull, 130 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull, and 2 Great Black-backed Gull.

Otherwise, a quiet day on the reserve. Crossbills and Redpolls were heard calling from the trees.

Norfolk 3.Smew (all redheads) Rollesby Broad from The Waterside cafe hide at 2.30pm c52.6805,1.6380
Norfolk c30.Bewick’s Swans flew west over Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 1.45pm c52.5925,1.4810
Norfolk 2.Smew (both redheads) Rollesby Broad still from The Waterside cafe hide at 12.20pm c52.6805,1.6380
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 12.33pm (+8.Snow Buntings flew east) 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 20.Waxwings Holt still at St.Andrew’s Close at 11am tho mobile c52.9049,1.0955
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still 11.50am at Patsy’s Pool right of viewing screen c52.9639,0.6083
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB in bushes west of car park at 9.50am then flew north to coastal park (Great Northern Diver still on lagoon) c52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk 2.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 11.24am at east end. From wind pump walk 400yds to gate +view reeds by railway c52.5925,1.4810
Norfolk 17.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh on fence at east bank c52.9610,1.0429
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Snettisham RSPB still on lagoon at 9.35am 52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk 22.Waxwings Holt still at St.Andrew’s Close at 9.25am c52.9049,1.0955
Norfolk 3+Waxwings Snettisham RSPB in car park in tree behind ticket machine at 8.50am c52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk 2.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still at east end c52.5925,1.4810
Norfolk 18.Waxwings Holt still at St.Andrew’s Close c52.9049,1.0955
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea +2.Velvet Scoters flew east c52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB at Patsy’s Pool at 7.45am c52.9639,0.6083
Norfolk 5.Short-eared Owls y’day Halvergate Marshes from car park +2.Bewick’s Swans 52.6029,1.5923
Norfolk 60.Russian White-fronted Geese y’day Cantley Marshes RSPB still c52.5734,1.5018