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31st January 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

The drake Long-tailed Duck remained in the tidal channel at Gore Point along with a redhead Goosander and two Greenshank. Sea watching during the day produced maximum counts of 80 Common Scoter, 22 Eider, 12 Great-crested Grebe,  5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Red-breasted Merganser and a single Slavonian Grebe.


Norfolk Hen Harrier male Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill at 3pm 52.7413,1.6093. Use NWT car park 52.7421,1.5947 NR12 0BW; don’t park at Stubb Mill
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 3.07pm on beach 1ml west of Holkham Gap opposite western end of pines 52.9769,0.7846
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Buckenham Marshes RSPB again by River Yare by The Beauchamp Arms at 2.29pm c52.5956,1.4776
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE 1w west of Salthouse still 2.25pm in field south of A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese 52.9528,1.0735
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still c52.9644,0.6092
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still c52.5775,1.4955
Norfolk 60+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still opposite church 1/2ml west of Lady Anne’s Drive c52.9661,0.7956
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE 1w west of Salthouse in field south of A149 at 1.30pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese 52.9528,1.0735
Norfolk BLACK SCOTER ad.drk Holkham Bay again on sea at Holkham Gap at east end of Common Scoter flock at 1.10pm c52.9760,0.8124
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.45pm on beach 1ml west of Holkham Gap c52.9768,0.7831
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK drk Filby Broad still from boardwalk at 11.15am. Use car park at west end of Filby Bridge NR29 3AE c52.6636,1.6393
Norfolk probable Sand Martin flew west past Sheringham at 11.46am 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Holme Dunes NWT still 11am in channel at Gore Point c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk 76.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay +2.Snow Buntings +male Hen Harrier flew west c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE 1w Cley NWT again just east of West Bank +south of sluice at 11.06am then flew east with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9645,1.0504
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Snettisham RSPB still by causeway at 11am. 30.Snow Buntings from Rotary Hide at 10.30am tho mobile c52.8538,0.4461
Norfolk 3.Twite Cley NWT still west of West Bank just north of sluice then flew west to saltmarsh c52.9623,1.0465
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap near dunes at 10.40am c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Halvergate at Marsh Road in field opposite stables c52.6015,1.5815
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just west of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 opposite The Red Lion pub at 9.55am. Park at Greenway; don’t park along A149 c52.9510,0.9255
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Snettisham RSPB still on pit by chalets at 9.45am c52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Holme Dunes NWT still in channel at Gore Point c52.9741,0.5401