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Saturday 9th April 2016

Despite the continuous rain at least one Firecrest was seen around the NOA reserve today, and a female Common Scoter was on the Broadwater. A Greenshank was near the Hun sluice, and 4 Swallows passed through. A Willow Warbler and a Common Whitethroat were of note and on the NWT reserve a Sedge Warbler had arrived and a female Redstart was in the dunes. 5 Wheatears were on the grazing marsh together with at least 2 Yellow Wagtails.

Similar weather conditions at Walsey kept activity to a minimum, with 2 Swallows and a Mistle Thrush noted heading east along the front of the hill. In the scrub 2 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Cetti's Warbler were seen. The first Sedge Warbler of the year was recorded nearby on the marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by late mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew/SE over Bishop's Hide at 18:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Hoopoe Burnham Thorpe in field S/of Sunshine Cottage briefly at 18:55 then flew/S TF857411
> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11:25 viewable from Friary Hills
> Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT on Lady Fen from v/c PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Snettisham Village off Beach Road in paddock behind chip shop at 16:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Hooded Crow Holme Dunes NWT at 18:05 then flew/SW
> Norfolk 2 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB on E/side of track NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Beacon Hill at 10:30 on SE/slope NR27 9LX TG177417
> Norfolk Redstart Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Redstart Holme Dunes NWT by v/c + Firecrest
> Norfolk Redstart Holme in a garden at 11:30 TF715449