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Saturday 13th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 15:50 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NWT at 15:20
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB on North Flats to 08:25 at least NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull Aldeby at the landfill late mrng NR34 0AW TM447936
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid a/noon + 240 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Bittern NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 13:40 flew/W over Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track at 13:00 TL815900
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Burgh St.Peter near Eastend Farm at 12:20 NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor at 11:50 towards Sculthorpe Mill NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park late mrng opposite post 8 + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:50 beyond bend in sea wall + 5 Twite
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 08:00 opposite post 8. NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens mid a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour mid a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in channel at 10:50 showing well PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 08:00 near feeders IP26 5HW TL822943