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Monday 1st February 2016

A very windy day here at the obs which resulted unsurprisingly in most birds appearing to keep their heads down ! Around 400 Teal and 200 Wigeon remained on the Broadwater, with c300  Brent Geese and c300 Pink-feet on the grazing Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR + 5 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 15:15 NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holkham at 13:52 + 2 Scaup NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe on beach at midday TF848457
> Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries at midday
> Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 11:40 on lake + Drake Scaup NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh W/of B1155 junction at 10:15 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track but distant TL815900