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Monday 19th November 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Bean Goose sp Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew south past Waxham
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Winterton still
Norfolk ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA early a'noon then flew SSE towards Salthouse Heath
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Titchwell by field east of Briarfields Hotel at 10am
Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill still Horsford at St.Faith's Common mid morning then flew east TG.180.175
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk 3.Great Northern Divers y'day flew past Hemsby +179.Little Gulls
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Overstrand on sea
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich flew NE over Stafford Street /St.Philips Road junction at 7.40am