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Wednesday 20th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle at w/end today + Hen Harrier today & Short-eared Owl TG476049
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 15:43 at Abbey Farm this a/noon over stubble PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 16:00 on rough ground by concrete road to sewage works c.200m N/of Fairfield Road level crossing but flew off/E.
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 14:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe mid a/noon E/of Gun Hill
> Norfolk Little Auk Walcott on the sea at 14:40 NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley Marshes NWT from Babcock Hide showing well late mrng + 2 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT 13:30 on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 13:20 on roof at Ferrier Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach W/of boardwalk at 13:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Waterways again briefly NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh at 12:28
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster late mrng PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh but elusive + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT at 10:48 from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham flew in and landed by N/side of saltmarsh at 08:50 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes at 13:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB at 16:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham opposite Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Scaup Reported Felbrigg Hall NT is a Tufted Duck NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Scaup Felbrigg Hall NT on lake at 12:30 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool + 2 Spotted Redshank on tidal pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne at pumping station W/of Beech Lane at 11:15 NR25 7SR TG111435