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Saturday 9th December 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Waxwing again Ashill on crab apple in garden at 2.15pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott on seafront at 2.45pm
Norfolk 15.Parrot Crossbills still 2.35pm north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren north of railway near level crossing then flew south
Norfolk 10.Parrot Crossbills still 2.30pm north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren north of railway near level crossing
Norfolk 17.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still NR13 3RX
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach early a'noon +showing well
Norfolk 22.Parrot Crossbills still north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees near road bridge at 11.40am
Norfolk 22.Twite still Thornham Harbour late morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Little Auk Hunstanton on sea off Alive Oasis Centre at 9.30am then flew south
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh