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Monday 29th February 2016

A gorgeous spring like day, which saw singing Skylarks and sky dancing Marsh Harriers. Birds of note included Barn, Tawny and Short-eared Owls, the latter adjacent to the entrance track, a Bittern, and Brambling and Siskins around the pines. A Greenshank was on the Lavender Marsh and a Jack Snipe at Redwell Marsh.

Short-eared Owl along the entrance track - Holme Birds Obs, February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by 10:40 but Jack Snipe present NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Adult White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT this a/noon from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike just E/of Grime's Graves at 13:15 in sheep field + 2 Common Crossbill over TL815900
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren 11:50 by St.Helen's picnic site IP27 0TS TL833873
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 12:50 on saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Cley NWT at 11:45 + Water Pipit salthouse in field E/over Iron Road this mrng & 7 Twite at N/end NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11:00 by NT gate on fence by bend in sea wall + 30 Twite
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) SE/over Downham Market at 10:50