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Tuesday 20th November 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew past Sheringham this morning +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 3.Bean Goose sp Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 5.Bewick's Swans (all ads) between Titchwell +Thornham in field south of A149 at 2.08pm
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley on sea off beach car park at 1.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again flew east past car park at 12.25pm
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew NE past beach car park this morning +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk 6+Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.30am. 3.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham mid morning +2.Purple Sands
Norfolk 6+Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.30am. 3.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham mid morning +2.Purple Sands
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Cley at 10.40am: 1.on sea, 1.flew east
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still Horsford at St.Faith's Common at 11am TG.180.175
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk 9.Scaup y'day flew past Hemsby +2.Great Northern Divers 2.Long-tailed Ducks 3.Velvet Scoters Russian White-fronted Goose 103.Little Gulls