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Sunday 28th February 2016

A Red Kite drifted east over the grazing marsh and 2 Spoonbills flew west over the NWT Dunes Reserve.  A Greenshank and 2 Avocets were at Gore Point, and both Barn and Tawny Owl were noted. A female Blackcap was opposite the Richardson Hide and at least 6 Siskins were around the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew past Fen Hide at 07:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 20 Lapland Bunting Reported Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 17:25 on flood S/of c/pk showing well PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (ringed)from visitor centre Welney WWT at 15:55 from cafe PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Stiffkey Fen on River Stiffkey opposite Stiffkey Fen then flew inland NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NNR on grazing marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT till 12:43 by East Bank then flew E/ + 10 Snow Bunting on shingle E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 11:55 circling over NE/end of reserve & drifting N/ PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) between Welney WWT & Ten Mile Bank in flight at 11:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Grime's Graves in clearing along track from Field Barn TL815900
> Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:45 by NT gate near bend in sea wall showing well