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Friday 8th April 2016

A sunny day with light winds. At least 8 Pink-feet were still on the grazing marsh and 1200 Common Scoters were offshore. 2 Red Kites drifted over, and a kettle of 6 Buzzards was over the village late morning. 41 Avocets and 2 Black-tailed Godwits were of note, and 4 Sandwich Terns were passing out to sea. A Barn Owl and a Peregrine were also of interest. 3 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, a Redstart, 3 Wheatears, a Brambling and 2 Siskins were other species of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near Tower Hide between 16:05 & 16:35 but elusive NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk White Stork E/of King's Lynn over Pott Row
> Norfolk Common Crane W/of Terrington St.Clement 1/2ml E/of Walpole Cross Keys in field S/of A47 mid a/noon
> Norfolk White Stork Brancaster circling over Gypsy Lane at 13:08 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane between Winterton North Dunes & Horsey this mrng + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT in horse paddock just W/of Firs + Black Redstart & White Wagtail
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach late mrng at S/end of chalets PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Adult Summer Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at S/end TG462139
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Horsey Mill this mrng
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on E/side of track between station & hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT in horse paddock just W/of Firs + Black Redstart & White Wagtail
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach late mrng at S/end of chalets PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Adult Summer Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at S/end TG462139
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Horsey Mill this mrng
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on E/side of track between station & hide NR13 4HW TG351056