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Friday 26th May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 12.Common Cranes y'day Horsey Mere
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Gorleston on beach at 7.10am
Norfolk no news on Purple Heron Holme
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme still
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 11.08am
Norfolk 2.Red-veined Darter Winterton on main double pool at 11.20am
Norfolk/Suffolk BLACK-WINGED STILT reported still Lakenheath Fen RSPB this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens in creek north of pits tho elusive
Norfolk 3+Red-veined Darter dragonflies Kelling Water Meadows along north side early a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water
Norfolk Little Sting Potter Heighham Marshes this a'noon +Wood Sand still
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still this a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape +ad.Spoonbill
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle just west of Ridlington flew over road this a'noon