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15th December 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today, 31 Eider, a Long-tailed Duck, 396 Common Scoter, a Goldeneye, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 7 Fulmars and 12 Great Crested Grebes were seen. Also of interest today were 4000+ Lapwings and 1000+ Golden Plover over the ridge, a female Hen Harrier, a Purple Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 24 Snipe, a Barn and 2 Tawny Owls, 15 Fieldfares and 8 Rock Pipits.

Norfolk 4.Water Pipits y’day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB c52.6054,1.4426
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Roydon Common NWT flew from ridge at 12.45pm 52.7727,0.5278
Norfolk 25.Russian White-fronted Geese Diss flew up River Waveney at 9.45am 52.3811,1.1079
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER 2w.fem Warham Greens again over saltmarsh north of Garden Drove at 1.48pm. Park on concrete pad 1/3ml north of A149; don’t block access 52.9592,0.8910 NR23 1QE
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks c52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk 100.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB again at 11.59am then flew towards Cantley village c52.5734,1.5018
Norfolk Waxwing Snettisham RSPB again along footpath at 12.06pm c52.8634,0.4481
Norfolk 47.Waxwings Norwich at Girton Road/ College Road junction early a’noon 52.6234,1.2727
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham at Greenlands Way/ Woodlands Close junction at 11.50am 52.9394,1.1978
Norfolk 30+Waxwings Norwich at Westwick Street at TK Maxx at 11.20am c52.6319,1.2888
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Welney WWT still from main observatory at 11.08am +3.Common Cranes 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk 20.Waxwings Norwich at Girton Road/ College Road junction late morning 52.6234,1.2727
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Buckenham in field north of junction of Stone Road/ Station Road junction at 10.50am with Pink-footed Gees54.8011,-4.0707|15″ target=”multimap” title=”Click for a map”>e 52.6019, 1.4749
Norfolk 4.Waxwings Heacham flew south over South Beach at 10.25am c52.9084,0.4910
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/1w.drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 9.56am c52.9672,0.6048
Norfolk 9+Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 9.35am c52.9738,0.6057
Norfolk Glossy Ibis juv just west of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 opposite The Red Lion c52.9510,0.9255
Norfolk 32.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh on old causeway before ruined house boat at 10.20am +2.Hen Harriers (1.ad.male) flew east 52.9624,1.0165
Norfolk c15.Waxwings Norwich near entrance to Cathedral Retail Park at TK Maxx