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Wednesday 30th March 2016

A breezy day but with beautiful sunshine, more spring activity was noted today with 6 Chiffchaffs, a Stonechat, 3+ Wheatears (1 along Broadwater Road, and 2 along Thornham Bank), and 2 Siskins over calling. On the sea 1500 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers were recorded, a Red Kite drifted over west and a Peregrine flew through east. Only a single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap but Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were on the wing.

Two Northern Wheatear on Thornham Bank - Holme Bird Obs, March 2016

Norfolk News From Birdnet
> Norfolk Common Crane S/over Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water in a/noon + 2 Water Pipit, White Wagtail & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk White Stork Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton at 14:20 + 4 Water Pipit PE31 8DS TF828441
> Norfolk White Stork Reported Snettisham RSPB at 14:15 over Ken Hill grazing Marsh toward Snettisham TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 14:00 by NT gate near bend in seawall
> Norfolk White Stork Heacham driftred N/over at 13:35 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Holme NOA offshore TF717450
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Martham Broad at W/end this a/noon NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme next the Sea at 17:20
> Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 09:30 in paddock but elusive IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Osprey W/over Titchwell RSPB at 16:05 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 10:30 from viewing platform TG462139
> Norfolk Osprey W/over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 14:46
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 White Wagtail Kelling along track between Kelling Hard & Muckleburgh NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common at large Holly Tree along S/path NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Martham Broad on South Broad + Osprey flew over NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton-on-Sea near Hermanus Restaurant
> Norfolk Goshawk NE/over Felmingham between 10:00 & 10:20
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham in Esplanade Gardens NR26 8BQ TG159435