Sunday 20th March 2016

On the sea today 16 Eiders, 400 Common Scoters, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 2 Great Crested Grebes were counted. A Red Kite drifted eastwards over the grazing marsh, and 4 Buzzards were also of note. Waders included 13 Avocets, a Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe and 2 Dunlin, and a Barn Owl was on the Observatory reserve. A female Merlin flew through. A pair of Blackcaps were near the Dell hide, with the male breaking into song! A Cetti's Warbler was also heard, and a single Rock Pipit and 6 Siskins were also of interest. A single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

Common Kestrel hunting over the road - Walsey Hills, March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Common Crane Wells at 18:00 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Stiffkey at 15:00 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Spoonbill Titchfield Haven NNR since 10:30 PO14 3JT SU534023
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall showing well
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 12:10 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at SE/end of Earlham Marsh 08:50 N/of Watton Road by River Yare
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes in area with no general access + Jack Snipe IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near Fen Hide + Bittern NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 10 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddocks at 15:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 13:10 over fishing pool + Slavonian Grebe NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad + No Sign of Red-necked Grebe NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk 120 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 19 Twite Brancaster PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436