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Saturday 20th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:45 + 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle at 11:30 on mud at River confluence then flew/N + Spotted Redshank TG476049
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 16:00 on lake + Female Red-crested Pochard & 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes NW/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Docking N/of Field House Farm at 12:50 TF785409
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at midday showing well PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh beyond bend in sea wall at 11:00 + 6 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 11:33 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:00 in flight briefly at w/end NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park near information sign 4 + Female Red-crested Pochard & 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk No Sign of Cattle Egret 1ml S/of Burgh St.Peter by 09:15 just N/of river Waveney in cattle field by track to Eastend Farm. Park at Boon's Heath & walk S/to view NR34 0BF TM469918