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Friday 29th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:00 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road N/of Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Ranworth Broad NWT at 16:20 but distant NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 14:45 at Waterways NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT over Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Beaconsfield Recreational Park NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Ranworth Broad NWT at 11:00 NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes 10:15 at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns E/of drying barns + Hen Harrier PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Wof Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh at 08:30 N/of Watton Road by River Yare 300yds W/of Colney Church TG178080
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach + Short-eared Owl & 2 Bonxie NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 15:00 on S/side PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:50 on S/side 100yds from crossroads showing well PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB at 08:10 PE31 8BB TF759436