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Monday 28th March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Reported flew over Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall at 17:15
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy at 17:32 on marsh at end of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Waxham at Poplar Farm on chicken field early a/noon then flew off NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:45 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwood Washes IP26 4LQ TL727882
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Thornham in reeds on marsh at dusk PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes in an area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Broad at 17:00 left of viewing platform NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 19:05 on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Heacham South Beach mid a/noon briefly by chalet.46 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes + 2 Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198