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Thursday 3rd September 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + 4 AD Yellow-legged Gull, 1w Yellow-legged Gull & 3w Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh on pool W/Joe Jordan Hide at 11:15.
> Norfolk Juvenile Barred Warbler Warham Greens 14:00 at W/end of Warham Pit NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Salthouse on pools N/of A149 at 14:00 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua E/past Cley Beach c/pk at 09:40 + Probable Balearic Shearwater W/at 09:935 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua off Sheringham between 05:55 & 09:20 + Balearic Shearwater & 6 Scaup NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua E/past Cley Beach c/pk at 09:17 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew past Walcott NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl King's Lynn 11:00 at Lynn Point over river & saltmarsh at high tide PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater W/past Weybourne at 09:43 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048