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Saturday 28th November 2015

Norfolk news from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:13 over saltmarsh s/of pits over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 07:56 S/of pits TF650328
> Norfolk Cattle Egret N/over Sharrington at 10:00 toward Blakeney
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe in wood near Friars Thorne Farm PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Nunnery Lakes at 14:12 on D lake then flew/S IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT from Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Black Brant Binham 500m/W of Abbey Farm
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon at Santon Warren this mrng
> Norfolk 3 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:35 from c/p but elusive NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Santon Santon Warren, w/of level crossing
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey Campsite Wood from c/p this a/noon. NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk 3 Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor at 09:52 NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham near Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 36 Snow Bunting Salthouse at end of Iron Road on beach NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Salthouse in off the sea at end of Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443