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Tuesday 19th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water 14:00 at W/end at Burgh Castle NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:50 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 14:25 on roof of house at seaward end of Beaconsfield Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach just N/of Gun Hill this mrng + Spoonbill .Access via boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs in SW/corner of marsh at 13:40
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard between Thornham & Choseley W/of Choseley Road in tree at 13:20
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 12:39 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works n/of level crossing & E/of railway.Park by Fairfield Road & walk N/for 200yds
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth just N/of Beaconsfield Receational Park at 12:05 but mobile NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh mid mrng + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields E/of Chalkpit Lane at 09:20 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Ban on pools but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh bear B1108 By River Yare at 08:40
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh N/of B1108 by River Yare at 08:15 then flew towards Bowthorpe Marsh
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + Male Hen Harrier in roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Blakeney Harbour at W/end TG028441
> Norfolk Bittern Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Thetford at Nunnery Lakes in field W/of River Little Ouse early a/noon IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Bonxie off Winterton at 14:30 then flew S/ NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne 250yds N/of A149 at pumping station on W/side of Beach Lane NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting E/of Cley NWT on shingle E/of N/end of East Bank at 10:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 36 Eurasian White-fronted Goose SW/over Great Yarmouth at 09:15 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 08:15 PE35 6EJ TF672278