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19th February 2024

Peregrine Dave Nurney

A Peregrine was seen near Thornham Coal Barn, and a female Goosander was on lavender marsh during the morning. A pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, an Avocet, 700 Golden Plover, 618 Lapwings, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Ruff, Greenshank, 2 Snipe, a Med Gull and 3 Stonechats were also of interest.


Norfolk 30.Waxwings west of Norwich still mid a’noon at Norwich Research Park by John Innes Centre c52.6222,1.2213. Park at Old Watton Road +walk

Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey flew east past Campsite car park at 2.25pm NR23 1QF 52.9567,0.9237

Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of Holkham Gap on beach opposite west end of pines c52.9781,0.7837

Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck 1.5mls NNW of Cantley in field between South Burlingham +Hassingham at 2pm with Pink-footed Geese c52.6039,1.5037

Norfolk BLACK SCOTER ad.drk Holkham Bay still on sea at Holkham Gap this a’noon c52.9760,0.8124

Norfolk 10+Twite Salthouse still at north end of Iron Road c52.9547,1.0812

Norfolk 2.Scaup (both 1w.drks) Welney WWT still from main observatory 52.5278,0.2775

Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Thornham still east of Lifeboat Inn this morning c52.9678,0.5709

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Titchwell RSPB till late morning on beach then flew east c52.9644,0.6092

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Titchwell RSPB still 11.22am on beach c52.9644,0.6092

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still +White-tailed Eagle flew west at 11am c52.9644,0.6092

Norfolk 20.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks c52.5103,0.6805

Norfolk Smew redhead Barton Broad still from boardwalk but again no sign of Great Northern Diver c52.7372,1.4978

Norfolk Smew redhead Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at 10am c52.7399,1.6025

Norfolk 30+Waxwings west of Norwich again at Norwich Research Park in tree near short stay car park