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26th January 2024

Waxwing Ben Rackstraw

A Waxwing was present on the site and showing well at times, moving between the East Bank and the bushes in front of the Observatory. On the sea 5 Red-breasted Mergansers were of interest and 2 Greenshank were in Thornham Channel, with 8 Snow Buntings on the beach.

Norfolk PALLID HARRIER 2w.fem Warham Greens again over saltmarsh off Garden Drove at c3pm. Park on concrete pad 1/3ml north of A149; don’t block access 52.9592,0.8910 NR23 1QE
Norfolk Waxwing Holme NOA near observatory (for 4th day) 52.9746,0.5562
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still at Patsy’s Reedbed +Velvet Scoter offshore c52.9644,0.6092
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum again c52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk no sign of any Great Northern Divers Barton Broad 11.45am-12.20pm c52.7372,1.4978
Norfolk 3.Scaup (2.1w.drk) Welney WWT from main observatory 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 11.44am. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk 2.Scaup (both 1w.drk) Welney WWT from main observatory 52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk 60.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh again from near Joe Jordan Hide at 11.24am c52.9661,0.7956
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB still at start of seawall opposite chalets at 10.10am c52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk 18.Bewick’s Swans east of Sutton still in flooded field by Stalham Road with Whooper Swans c52.7610,1.5564
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Blakeney Harbour again at end of point viewed north from Stiffkey Fen sea wall 52.9592,0.9625
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Barton Broad c52.7372,1.4978
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y’day Breydon Water