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Monday 12th March 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 23.Common Cranes between Clippesby +Reppss still in maize field west of road tho distant TG.425.162
Norfolk Great White Egret Lyng at lakes with no general access then few to Sparham GPs
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders from Volunteer Hide at 1.40pm
Norfolk Wheatear fem Cley NWT by Beach Road near sluice this a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still this a'noon on sea
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Holkham Freshmarsh +Great White Egret 5+Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Spoonbill on Saturday Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk still no sign of 1w.fem.Snowy Owl Snettisham RSPB by mid morning. Keep to boardwalk +don't cross fences TF.647.308
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still +male Hen Harrier
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton in paddocks
Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common at SE corner
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still
Norfolk no sign of 1w.fem.Snowy Owl Snettisham RSPB by 8.30am. Keep to boardwalk +don't cross fences TF.647.308
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on groynes 100yds east of seawatching shelter at 9.16am +showing well
Norfolk no sign of 1w.fem.Snowy Owl Snettisham RSPB by 8.30am. Keep to boardwalk +don't cross fences TF.647.308
Norfolk/Suffolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem y'day Santon Downham still at Santon Warren by river. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv between Sidestrand +Trimingham on sea at 8.20am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 26.Common Cranes y'day flew over Potter Heigham towards Hickling Broad
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls y'day Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders
Norfolk 7.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +5.Scaup