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Thursday 13th December 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree viewable from road at dusk
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk 2.White-fronted Geese Waxham on winter wheat field with 250.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Horsey just south of Horsey Mill with 600+Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 10.Tundra Bean Geese West Somerton at 2.35pm
Norfolk 6+Tundra Bean Geese NW of Clippesby at Ashby in sugar beet field with Pink footed Geese
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad at 9.30am
Norfolk 5+Velvet Scoters Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk Hen Harrier south of Hemsby
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common in silver birches near Clacton Park
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad 100yds from car park from Filby Bridge
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Martham over fields at Repps Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off beach car park at 9.55am +5.Velvet Scoters still. male Hen Harrier flew west at 9.10am
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour at 9.54am +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret on Monday Titchwell RSPB