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Monday 21st December 2015

A cold wet windy day, with the only birds reported of note being a Peregrine along the east bank and a Barn Owl hunting over Redwell Marsh early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen early a/noon + Short-eared Owl PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 10:00 + 50 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham at 12:40 only W/of Lady Anns Drive but distant NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh this mrng but mobile
> Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Cley NWT briefly on shingle ridge late mrng then flew off NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling at 11:45 by Hickling Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn 09:50 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204