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Thursday 25th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest + Ringtail Hen Harrier TG457011
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/ of Brancaster By B1153 E/ over Field House Farm at 14:40 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at 13.20 near railway IP27 0TS TL833873
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:40 from Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:20 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from A149 but distant NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by fence near bend in sea wall at 10:30
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes just N/of Gun Hill at 10:15 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk 10 Twite Thornham Harbour at 16:00 by bench coastal path to Holme NOA TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting W/of Holkham Gap at 10:30
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe late mrng but distant, Access from Harbour Way PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad but distant NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe W/over golf course at 09:40 PE31 8BJ TF794442