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Wednesday 12th December 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes still at Toft Monks Mill at 4.04pm then flew to roost
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid a'noon (+c40.Snow Buntings. 3.Slav Grebes offshore +2.Long-tailed Ducks)TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay this a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holkham Bay this a'noon
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB in NE corner viewed from Hassingham Beck sluice +showing well (+10+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Marsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Sheringham west of golf course over stubble fields by railway bridge at 11.45am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew north past Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Great Northern Diver 6.Long-tailed Ducks. ringtail.Hen Harrier flew west over Thornham Marsh