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Thursday 1st February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 2.10pm in Bure Park near 1st small car park on left
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 1.45pm at rear of Whitwell Scrape with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose presumed hybrid ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose x Dark-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls ENE of Welney WWT along Hilgay road
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park on beach by car park at 12.58pm then flew north towards Heacham
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.58pm in Bure Park south of entrance track near main road
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 12.20pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.26pm in Bure Park on grass left of main car park towards main road
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley still 12.18pm viewed from 2nd gate along Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB betweeen Rotary Hide +Shore Hide
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth in Bure Park at 9.46am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley again on Bull Marsh off Beach Road at 10.52am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island on fence post viewed NE from mound in Waveney Forest at 10am tho distant
Norfolk Hawfinch fem Felbrigg Hall NT still 9.45am by orangery +showing well
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk 15.Twite Thornham Harbour still 9.20am