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Tuesday 8th March 2016

On the sea today 245 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, and 8 Great Crested Grebes were counted, and elsewhere a Greenshank and a Barn Owl were also of interest.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 12:45 by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Great White Egret between How Hill & Barton Broad
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns in pine E/of Chlkpit Lane late mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 09:15 at E/end then flew N/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track at 11:15 TL815900
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 2 Ringtail) Titchwell RSPB at 17:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 13:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over dunes at 07:35 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes at 09:15 near hide on lake E IP24 2YW TL873822