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11th December 2023


Three Red-breasted Mergansers were in Thornham Channel and a Spoonbill was on the saltmarsh. Also of interest today were 394 Lapwings, 86 Curlew, 25 Redshank, a single Snipe, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 6 Fieldfares and 5 Stonechats.

Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers (2.males) Roydon Common NR again c52.7727,0.5278
Norfolk Waxwing flew west over Warham Greens at 2.40pm 52.9531,0.8957
Norfolk 2.FERRUGINOUS DUCKS (ad.drk +fem) Filby Broad still 2.40pm 52.6615,1.6399. Use car park at west end of Filby Bridge NR29 3AE c52.6646,1.6383
Norfolk 5.Bewick’s Swans y’day Ludham at airfield c52.7192,1.5509
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 1.30pm c52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Welney WWT still from main observatory 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Methwold in garden at Trent VC Close c52.5202,0.5491
Norfolk 14.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner near 5.bar gate late morning +ringtail.Hen Harrier c52.9606,1.0302
Norfolk Glossy Ibis juv just west of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 opposite Green Way at 12.13pm c52.9510,0.9255
Norfolk 21+Waxwings Salthouse still at Cross Street at Manor House at 12.03pm c52.9500,1.0904
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 2+Waxwings Norwich at Park Lane /Unthank Road junction 52.6254,1.2786
Norfolk Waxwing Snettisham RSPB still just west of car park c52.8685,0.4526
Norfolk 7+Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea c52.9738,0.6057
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Sheringham flew west over A149 Cromer Road c52.9407,1.2095
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck y’day Holkham Bay c52.9764,0.8087
Norfolk Waxwing Sheringham flew over garden c52.9418,1.2116
Norfolk reported Black Brants y’day Holkham between Lady Anne’s Drive +Wells beach car park were hybrids