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Monday 21st March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 13:55 near Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 07:30 near 1st sluice then flew over River Yare NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh at 17:30 + AD Male Hen Harrier flew over
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island TG457011
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT at 17:00 on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Little Auk Reported Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Common Crane Wells E/over Saltmarsh at 14:35 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall showing well
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 07:40 showing well TL815900
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Hickling Broad NWT + Common Scoter NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Black Guillemot W/past Sheringham at 09:53 NR26 8BQ TG159435