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Thursday 16th November 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 1.35pm by orangery
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott by slipway still 2pm
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches East Wretham Heath in hornbeams on trail to Fenmere/ Ringmere Hides
Norfolk Shorelark Happisburgh still +Lapland Bunting (+40+Snow Buntings). imm.Glaucous Gull flew north at 11.30am
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still in flight behind hall briefly 9.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by Beach Road south of Eye Field on east side of sea wall at 12.57pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Cley flew east along beach at end of East Bank at 11.40am
Norfolk Caspian Gulls 1w y'day Cromer still
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings flew west over Cromer at 12.10pm
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Waxwing flew south over Hunstanton early morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Bacton on breakwater off Watch House Gap
Norfolk 100.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point c1/4ml east of Lifeboat Station by track near seal fence