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Thursday 8th March 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Salthouse still east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 3.03pm
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach 1/2ml north of cafe at midday
Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Norwich at Earlham then flew towards city centre at c2.30pm
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Snowy Owl on Tuesday Heacham South Beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh at 1.52pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w y'day Sheringham on beach
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Blakeney Point midway between beach car park +Halfway House early a'noon
Norfolk no sign of redhead Smew east of Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Broad NWT by 10.30am
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill on east side
Norfolk Iceland Gull Cromer just south of pier at 11am (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk 9.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea late morning +7.Scaup
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley NWT at 8am
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.29am