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Monday 14th January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Welney WWT on Lady Fen at c2.55pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad (green-ringed) Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre this a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still this morning +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes Clippesby
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Runham still mid a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still 2.15pm on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley drifted east past beach car park at 2.05pm
Norfolk 23.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap near roped-off area mid a'noon (+24.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (2.ads +1w) Titchwell RSPB this morning at high tide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still mid a'noon viewable from mound in Waveney Forest tho distant (+3+Short-eared Owls still) TG.457.011
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at 1pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley still 1.05pm flew west along beach past beach car park +landed on beach c1/2ml to west (+11.Velvet Scoters on sea)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this a'noon
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 this morning +juv.Spoonbill still
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from Main Hide this a'noon tho distant (+8.Russian White-fronted Geese still)
Norfolk 12.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still this a'noon from south end of Burnt House Road
Norfolk 2.Black-necked Grebes Blakeney Harbour from Lifeboat House
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still just east of East Bank on beach late morning
Norfolk 96.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still mid morning
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still Wells Woods c100yds west of The Dell in birches on south side of main track at 11.30am with c40.Mealy/ Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk 6+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 10.45am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again east of Beach Road car park on pool behind screen at 10.18am
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Welney WWT from Main Hide (2.Cattle Egrets still on bank at Gold Hill near road bridge tho mobile). Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach by groyne.1 at 9.30am. On Friday Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB near Rotary Hide from far bank
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach by groyne.1 at 9.30am. On Friday Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB near Rotary Hide from far bank
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest (+2.Short-eared Owls still) TG.457.011
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still from south end of Burnt House Road at 9.16am tho distant
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Slav Grebes Sandwich Tern
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Wells still flew west over Beach Road at 8.15am
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddock
Norfolk report of Great White Egret y'day Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes was erroneous
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes