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Friday 19th February 2016

Norfolk News from  Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR at 16:38 from viewpoint PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water this a/noon at Burgh Castle NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at Burgh Castle NR31 9QB TG464048 
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves early a/noon TL815900
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at 15:10 just NW/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 14:00 between Washington Hide & Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh this a/noon + 7 Twite from c/pk walk 600yds to view beyond gate
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake + Female Red-crested Pochard & Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh but mobile
> Norfolk Cattle Egret 1ml S/of Burgh St.Peter just N/of river Waveney in cattle field by track to Eastend Farm this a/noon. Park at Boon's Heath & walk S/to view NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes 09:10 on beach near Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455