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Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew south past Hemsby (+42.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Water Pipit Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Short-eared Owl Lady Fen. 2.Great White Egrets from Nelson Lyle Hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still from mound in Waveney Forest mid a'noon
Norfolk 4 Short-eared Owls Haddiscoe Marshes still this a'noon +Hen Harrier
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham this a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea + Water Pipit and Ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3.28pm on Arnold's Marsh viewable from East Bank
Norfolk no sign of drk Ring-necked Duck Welney WWT (but Cattle Egret still)
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR from Volunteer Hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still 2.20pm SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still mid a'noon on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2 Redhead Smew still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham NNR again in field east of Lady Ann's Drive at 1.40pm (+Pale-belled Brent Goose and 2 hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham still 1.15pm west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Geese Holkham Freshmarsh in field west of Lady Anne's Drive at 1.10pm
Norfolk 2 Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10.28am
Norfolk 5 Snow Buntings still on beach at Cley
Norfolk 14 Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.29am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse still 10.50am flew west past end of beach road
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on pit 3 at 9.36am + Spoonbill still
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of cordon