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Tuesday 7th November 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east past Warham Pits at 11.30am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew south over Hunstanton (+Crossbill Snow Bunting Hen Harrier Great White Egret)
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley NWT at this morning. 40.Snow Buntings flew east behind Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 layby late morning tho distant +ad.Taiga Bean Goose still with Greylags (+1w.Russian White-fronted Goose)
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose juv 1.25mls NE of Stanhoe between Muckleton +Shammer at 10.05am with 3,850 Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley in 2nd field south of drying barns at 1.10pm then flew north with 350.Golden Plovers +appeared to land
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by A149 at 12.45pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 11.55am. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool (2.Little Stints from Babcock Hide)
Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks opposite Wee Retreat at 8.50am +showing well
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool
Norfolk 6+Twite Thornham Harbour 150yds along sea wall at 9.40am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew west over Titchwell RSPB 7.15-8.45am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field by cliff 1ml south of car park at 9.20am. Lapland Bunting still on path
Norfolk Purple Sand Walcott
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1w.male South Creake at Bloodgate Hill Fort at 8.34am
Norfolk 1+Hawfinch Norwich flew NNW over Trix Road at 6.52am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew over Thetford