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Thursday 26th November 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at S/end over saltmarsh near pine plantation at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 21 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 14:05 viewed from bank by mill but dispant NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sculthorpe Mill in pub c/pk at 12:45 then flew pff NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT with Dark-bellied Brent Geese from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 2.5mls S/of Brancaster Staithe just E/of B1153 NE/of Sunderland Farm on large hay stack PE31 8PF TF783392
> Norfolk 14 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach + Purple Sandpiper on rocks NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Warham Greens W/of Stiffkey Campsite c/pk at 16:00 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB + Woodlark TF650328
> Norfolk 6 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at W/side of paddock + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham Village 14:15 over Saltmarsh at S/end + Spoonbill, Lapland Bunting over & 2 Hen Harrier (Male + Ringtail) TF650328
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on E/side by path NR26 8RX TG165425