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Saturday 12th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at midday opposite Shore Hide showing well TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB opposite Shore Hide showing well at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 11:05 near hide then flew/N with Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Ten Mile Bank at 11:30 between here & Welney
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse opposite Dun Cow Pub + 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose & Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 12:40 in field with cattle at TG417262 opposite Lound Cottages NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 10:47 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Eastgate Road + 5 Common Crane at Oby Marshes NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour on beach at harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 08:30 in first field S/of Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Hickling Broad NWT at 11:10 behind Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster at 11:05 in the harbour PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster in the harbour + Twite PE31 8AW TF772438