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Friday 26th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Blackborough End Tip mid a/noon + AD Yellow-legged Gull PE32 1SF TF667149
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:15 viewable from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves in open area right of approach road to centre TL815900
> Norfolk 10 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:00 by fence near bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & Female Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 08:00 + Spoonbill from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB in roost this evng TF650328
> Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Sidestrand this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 11:40 but distant NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham Harbour near c/pk by coal barn + Spotted Redshank in creek TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter W/of Holkham Gap at 08:00
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943