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Wednesday 20th December 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 10.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Norwich at Eaton Park at 3pm then flew NW
Norfolk Water Pipit Rockland St.Mary flew west over Claxton Marshes
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter. Spotted Reshank on Tidal Pool. 2.Water Pipits on freshmarsh
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings still Salthouse flew west over north end of Beach Road at 11.30am
Norfolk Black Brant ad 1/2ml SE of Cley in field SE of Old Woman's Lane at 10.50am with 1,000.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk little Gull ad Salthouse on duckpond at 10.30am
Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham still on rocks opposite Funky Mackerel cafe