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Sunday 6th March 2016

Highlights today were a Peregrine over the Obs, a Barn Owl hunting on the south side of the grazing marsh, and over 400 Golden Plover dropping in. On the reserve a small group of thrushes included 10 Blackbirds, a Redwing, a Fieldfare and 2 Song Thrushes.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 16:00 E/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 14:30 TL815900
> Norfolk Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB at 15:00 NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB at 14:15 on freshmarsh briefly PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Warren near railway IP27 0TS TL833873
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Breydon Water until 07:20 + Male Hen Harrier & 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT Gate near bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 08:10 at the NE/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Waveney Forest late a/noon + 3 Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh at 16:00 from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Halvergate Marshes
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 16 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 9 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth at North Denes on beach then flew/N
> Norfolk 14 Snow Bunting Cley NWT late mrng on beach N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad late mrng at W/end but distant NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour off Far Point TG028441
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddock at 08:00 + 10 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943