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Friday 4th December 2015

3 Shorelark were again at Thornham Point, and 24 Snow Buntings were also seen, together with 2 Rock Pipits.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 13:09 over saltmarsh near southern pit but mobile TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 12:50 at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Possible Gull-billed Tern Reported W/past West Runton at 10:15 but distant
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns over fields at 14:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Point on beach + 24 Snow Bunting PE36 6NH TF740451
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet but mobile PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh W/of Lady Ann's Drive this a/noon TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Little Auk E/past Titchwell RSPB at 11:15 + 2 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by river right of St.Helen's c/pk at 11:30 IP27 0TT TL829872
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Aylmerton by The Street in cattle field till 07:30 then flew NW/over church
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Hawfinch Cley next the Sea 14:00 at N/end of Church Lane NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew W/long beach this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 13:15 showing well PE31 8BJ TF794442