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Wednesday 16th March 2016

Highlights today were a Red Kite that drifted low over the pines, a Blackcap singing early morning in scrub near the disabled Car park and a Cetti's warbler singing on the edge of the Broadwater. A Greenshank was also on Lavender Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh flew to Bowthorpe Marsh at 15:45
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB at 17:00 on flood beyond sewage works TG378039
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh 12:20 at NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & 3 AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:30 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Snettisham RSPB behind Inner Bank + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & White-fronted Goose TF650328
> Norfolk No Sign of Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB mid mrng TG378039
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT this a/noon
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham NNR E/of Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum minimum in the paddock this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Raven SE/over Thetford at Spring Walk IP24 2EP TL873826