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Tuesday 15th December 2015

A grey and dreary day, highlights included a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechats, and 7 Rock Pipits.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 13:45 over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB near S/pit at 08:45 TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + Pale-bellied Brent Goose 5 Black-Brant x Dark-bellied Brent hybrid & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh this a/noon on small pool by sea wall path then flew off
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn till 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet then flew downriver PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy at 10:45 on beach N/of Gun Hill + 5 Snow Bunting PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew over road between Blakeney & Langham ,viewed from vehicle
> Norfolk 7 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 08;45 TG378039
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling at 07:15 in field by Hickling Road with cattle opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271