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Thursday 17th March 2016

A Red Kite drifted east mid morning and a single Crossbill flew over high calling in the afternoon. A single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at SE/end of Earlham Marsh at midday N/of Watton Road by River Yare
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall late a/noon + 6 Twite
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB on flood W/of small pumping station beyond sewage works at 15:35 TG378039
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves 13:45 W/of Entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Common Crane S/over Paston at 10:13
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 08:10 from Fen Hide then flew off NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl over grazing marsh late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this a/noon in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT at 15:00 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock IP26 5HW TL822943