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Thursday 24th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 24 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 16:30 E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 5 Little Auk Reported past Sheringham + 2 Arctic Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid mrng + 4 Spoonbill & 100 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 10 Waxwing Hunstanton in trees by coach park at 12:15 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Roydon Common NWT at 17:10
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton just N/of coach park at 11:45 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Winterton offshore + Scaup NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 103 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 2 Snow Bunting flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436