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Thursday 31st March 2016

Another fine spring like day with Wheatear along the entrance track and three Red Kites and a Swallow over the grazing Marsh. A Redpoll was noted flying over calling and two Barn Owls were noted early morning. The moth catch improved with sixteen moths of six species and Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB but + Common Crane flew over at 14:50 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Penduline Tit by the sliuce 200m W/of the S/end of Sandy Wall Lane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this A/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 13:30 by sluice 200yds W/of S/end of Sandy Wall NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew over Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:00
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane flew over Kelling Heath TG102419
> Norfolk Common Crane Horsey S/of Horsey Mill by the B1159 at 16:58
> Norfolk White Stork N/over Hopton-on-Sea at 11:20 NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk White Stork (escape) Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Puffin flew E/past Sheringham at dusk NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Haddiscoe Marshes NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk Adult Summer Slavonian Grebe Martham Broad at 16:56 NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB in scrubby bushes on the sea wall by the main path 16:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Heacham South Beach by Chalet 40 at 16:05 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham at S/beach at 12:00 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Martham Broad at the W/end of S/Broad this mng NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Black Redstart Happisburgh by the lighthouse today NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Hockwood Washes IP26 4LQ TL727882
> Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB by main beach path 200yds S/of Beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart between Kelling Hard & Muckleburgh Hill at 12:25 on gun emplacement
> Norfolk Black Redstart Watton in garden
> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Waxham N/of pipe dump in trees behind dunes NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl E/of Tilney Fen End along drain near pumping station at 07:30
> Norfolk Female Black Redstart Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Heacham by chalet No.46 at South Beach PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Little Gull Barton Broad + Common Tern NR12 8AZ TG357222