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Wednesday 30th November 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Staithe NNW/of Gun Hill late this a'noon on bushes to the left of path TF848457
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 4 Caspian Gull Cley NWT this a'noon on Simmond's Scrape + Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard near Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Green-winged Teal Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape at 15:50 + Caspian Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Bay + Red-necked Grebe, 4 Long-tailed Duck & 5 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane at 08:50 Norfolk 17 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay offshore this a'noon + Red-necked Grebe & 11 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey + 20 Bewick's Swan Norfolk 38 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG TG182100
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Santon Warren at Field Barn opposite ride.24 at 10:00 IP27 0TS TL833873
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Gramborough Hill on beach at 09:15 NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB + 4 Scaup & 29 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB + 2 Scaup, 16 Long-tailed Duck & 10 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Swallow Horsey Gap this a'noon NR29 4EJ TG463241