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Friday 18th March 2016

With cold north winds blocking the arrival of migrants, it was another quiet day at the Obs, with 3 Goldeneye on the Broadwater the highlight, and a Common Scoter and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea. 2 Rock Pipits and 2 Siskins were also of note. The moth trap was, alas, empty!
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blackborough End Tip + 3 Caspian Gull (ad 2w 1w) View only from public rights of way PE32 1SF TF667149
> Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + Slavonian Grebe on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Winterton North Dunes this A/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines between Washington Hide & Salts Hole at 14:00
> Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth by harbour entrance this mrng NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Hardley then flew to Langley Marshes at midday TM381997
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB flushed from Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436