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23rd February 2024

Short-eared Owl

A Short-eared Owl flew west from Thornham Harbour early afternoon and on the grazing marshes 1200 Wigeon, 1000 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwings, 330 Brent Geese, 220 Curlew and 180 Pink-feet were counted, with 6 Ruff and a Great Crested Grebe of interest on the Broadwater. Two Black-tailed Godwits were also of interest and a Greenshank was seen near the Saltings. A Great White Egret flew over the back of the marsh. A Rock Pipit and 2 Stonechats were also noted.

Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk Holkham Freshmarsh again west of north end of Lady Anne’s Drive at 2.46pm c52.9675,0.8150
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Hunstanton on beach just south of power boat club at 1.45pm c52.9443,0.4931
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB still on beach north of sailing club c52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT in arable field by visitor centre at 1pm c52.9540,1.0566
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Cantley Marshes RSPB still on River Yare at 1.40pm +Spotted Redshank still +2.Common Cranes c52.5775,1.4955
Norfolk 100+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from A149 c52.9661,0.7956
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1pm east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 7.Velvet Scoters between Winterton +Hemsby on sea at midday c52.6970,1.6930
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Whitlingham Ctry Park still c52.6223,1.3349
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay till 11.26am east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area then flew west 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 10.46am 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB over dunes towards Thornham Point c52.9739,0.5974
Norfolk 10+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 10.16am 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk 17.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks +tunnel by cafe at 8.24am c52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y’day Snettisham Coastal Park late a’noon