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Thursday 18th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR at 17:00 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull NNE/of East Winch Ashwicken Lake
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (1 1st Winter + 1 2nd Winter) Blackborough End Tip .Access to site restricted to Narvos members only, Non members view from public rights of way PE32 1SF TF667149
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake by Stop 2 on Nature Trail + Female Red-crested Pochard, 2 Scaup & hybrid drake Ferruginous Duck x Pochard NR23 1RN
> 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 Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at W/end of sheep field W/of entrance track at 12:15 TL815900
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes mid mrng on beach 300yds N/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel this a/noon. Access from Harbour Way PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 4 Ringtail) Warham Greens this evng in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 14:25 then flew W/towards pines IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10:00