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Friday 4th March 2016

A female Merlin was on the grazing marsh and a Bittern drifted over the reedbeds.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 17:35 in tree from Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh at 16:15
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh between here & Earlham Marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10:30 near NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost this evng + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Weybourne offshore NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in the roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach N/of Arnold's Marsh this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 15:40 in area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 0:9:40 but no sign since IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham by Funky Mackerel Cafe on groin at 13:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436