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8th December 2023


A female Goldeneye was on the Broadwater, and on the sea 4 Eider, 11 Common Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Gannet and 2 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. Also of interest were 6 Water Rails, 265 Lapwings, 85 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshank, 11 Snipe, a Merlin west over the sea, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, a single Fieldfare, 8 Rock Pipits and 6 Snow Buntings.

Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Roydon Common NR at 2.25pm 52.7727,0.5278
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NR at 2.25pm 52.7727,0.5278
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Norwich at Waddington Street in garden briefly 1.22pm c52.6369,1.2766
Norfolk possible White Stork Holkham flew west just west of Lady Anne’s Drive c52.9641,0.8067
Norfolk Glossy Ibis juv just west of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 opposite Green Way at midday c52.9510,0.9255
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew east past Trimingham mid morning c52.8940,1.3959
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off ares 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 15.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea at 9.42am c52.9738,0.6057
Norfolk 7.Waxwings Fakenham still 12.06pm at B+Q 52.8362,0.8695 NR21 8SN
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Long-tailed Duck c52.9738,0.6057
Norfolk Waxwing Warham Greens in hedge by coast path at 12.02pm then flew west (+juv.male. Hen Harrier) c52.9567,0.8923
Norfolk 14.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 10.45am 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Snettisham RSPB still from Rotary Hide at 11.16am 52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Welney WWT still from main observatory at 11.21am 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Fakenham still 10.20am at B+Q 52.8362,0.8695 NR21 8SN
Norfolk no sign of any Waxwings Fakenham at Morrisons car park mid morning NR21 8SW c52.8386,0.8686
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Fakenham still 9.28am at Morrisons car park NR21 8SW c52.8386,0.8686
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Fakenham still at B+Q at 8.57am 52.8362,0.8695 NR21 8SN
Norfolk 4+Waxwings Norwich still at Havelock Road viewed from Denbigh Road by The Garden House pub c52.6286,1.2751
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Warham Greens. Park on concrete pad 1/3ml north of A149; don’t block access 52.9592,0.8910 NR23 1QE