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Tuesday 1st December 2015

The 3 Shorelark were again at Thornham Point today, with Merlin and ring-tail Hen Harrier also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB over saltmarsh SW/of south pit at 10:20 TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 15:20 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth near wrecked boat TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet late a/noon PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren on rough ground near church + 2 Waxwing near cattle creep feeder
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on pool W/of main path + 6 Snow Bunting on beach & 2 Long-tailed Duck (Female + Drake) offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 70 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour late mrng TG028441
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common in gardens on E/side by S/past NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes W/of fence NR29 4BQ TG496198