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Saturday 17th February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 5+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Kelling north of A149 in 1st ash tree by Meadow Lane at 3.50pm (+6+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Bittern Glaven Valley still between Glandford +Natural Surroundings this a'noon +showing well. From car park go thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills (1.male) still 2.15pm 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren 200yds east of level crossing then flew east. Use car parks
Norfolk 8+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 1.19pm(Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh)
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes on beach at 1.27pm
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.10pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still late morning Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren between railway bridge +river by small roadbridge at 1.02pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Upton Marshes by Upton Fen at 11am +2.Common Cranes. Short-eared Owl in fields by pumping station at end of concrete road at 9.15am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still off East Bank at 12.20pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank 7.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 315.Russian White-fronted Geese Heigham Holmes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck ad.drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk 7.Lapland Buntings still Weybourne in ploughed clifftop fields east of coastguard cottages at 10.45am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.521.099
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 28.Bewick's Swans Breydon Water at east end at 8.20am then flew east
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day Lynford Arboretum still in pines by paddock at 3.50pm