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Friday 25th March 2016

Raptors again featured prominently with a Peregrine over Lavender Marsh early morning and three Red Kites and a Merlin around the grazing marsh. A pair of Stonechats were again along the east bank, a Crossbill in the pines with the Goldfinch flock and a Greenshank was on Lavender Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this a/noon + 2 Garganey (Female + Drake), 2 Jack Snipe from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Possible Bonaparte's Gull Reported Gorleston-on-Sea at 08:54 then flew S/ NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT S/over Snipes Marsh at 17:52 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane Cley NWT W/over East Bank at 16:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle at 15:50 but distant TG476049
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard E/over Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill E/of road mid a/noon
> Norfolk Great White Egret Sheringham E/past Esplanade at 09:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:36 TL815900
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall but distant NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane N/of Barton Broad at 10:30 NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thurne 16:00 at St.Benet's Abbey
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier over Thornham Marsh PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Horsey from Nelson Head Track early a/noon NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Firecrest Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 09:40 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 + 1) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11:00 from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB early mrng + Red-throated Diver past PE31 8BB TF759436