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Sunday 14th February 2016

A female Blackcap was near the Richardson hide and a female Merlin was out on the grazing marsh. 28 Twite were at Thornham Harbor and offshore a Gannet, 2 Fulmars, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, a Razorbill, 6 Kittiwakes and 8 Little Gulls were seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 15:53 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR late a/noon + 4 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Ringstead at 15:57 N/of Green Lane in stubble field N/of Peddars Way
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 14:25 then flew/S PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake opposite information board 7 + 2 Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Burgh St.Peter at 13:58 Park at Boon's Heath and walk/S to field by track S/of Eastend Farm NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 12:55 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by gate near ben in sea wall + 10 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 11:55 over Pines PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at Gun Hill mid mrng
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Downham Market by River Wissey opposite Wissington Beet Factory
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:30 by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & Jack Snipe
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park opposite information sign 7 on lake + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in the roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier W/past Stiffkey at 16:36 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 2 Little Gull past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Bonxie Cley NWT off beach c/p + Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Bonxie E/past Trimingham this mrng NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater past Sheringham + 2 Little Gull & Bonxie NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel late mrng PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap on the beach NR12 0SE TG404293
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on S/side PE35 6EJ TF672278