Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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Rare vagrant. The first record was of a second calendar year bird flushed from the foreshore at Tetney on 20th November 1888 and later was shot by H. Stubbs, one of the wildfowlers there who was engaged in plover-netting. Up to 2016, a total of 16 had been recorded in the county.

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