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Tuesday 4th December 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 21.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes still at Toft Monks Mill (+7.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Sheringham
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh again from Washington Hide at 3pm (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese still Cantley Marshes RSPB at 12.27pm. View from Buckenham side of river
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew east past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls flew west past Titchwell RSPB +drk.Velvet Scoter Slav Grebe
Norfolk Shorelark Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap at 10.34am (+50+Snow Buntings. 2.Slav Grebes on sea) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB +Great Northern Diver Red-necked Grebe 4.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Hawfinch Trimingham flew east along beach