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Thursday 7th April 2016

A Pallas' Warbler was reported in the pines but could not be relocated. Up to 7 Wheatears were out on the grazing marshes.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by river path 200yds E/of Tower Hide briefly at 12:25 then flew over river NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk White Stork Norwich NW/over County Hall at 12:58 NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 50yds E/of Washington Hide at 11:45 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Female Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall at 11:30
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel (1 Male + 1 Female) Wymondham at 19:00 in field N/of River Tiffey N/of sewage works TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Summer Red-necked Grebe at S/end of Ormesby Little Broad at 16:15 TG462139
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on E/side midway between station & hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT this a/noon
> Norfolk Hooded Crow N/over Horsey + AD Little Gull over Horsey Mere & Hen Harrier NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common at 16:10 on S/path NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Adult Summer Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 14:00 in S/arm near bridge TG462139
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel (2 Male + 1 Female) Snettisham Coastal Park between green hut & hump this mrng TF648335
> Norfolk Hooded Crow Blakeney at 12:15 in field just E/e of duck pond, viewed from Friary Hills TG028441
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe off Winterton-on-Sea at midday 200yds S/of c/pk
> Norfolk Firecrest Gramborough Hill at 10:00 NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Holkham Freshmarsh in hedge E/of Lady Ann's Drive at 11:15 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Male Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB in sheep field by entrance track at 10:45 TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park .park at N/end + Male Black Redstart Heacham South Beach at 08:45 TF648335
> Norfolk Hooded Crow Blakeney at 11:20 n field just E/of duckpond, viewed from entrance to Friary Hills TG028441
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham Sands Holiday Camp NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk Hooded Crow Blakeney in field just E/of duck pond at 11:00 TG028441
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Winterton-on-Sea drifted S/past beach c/pk at 10:50
> Norfolk Hooded Crow Sheringham W/over cemetery at 08:00 & landed in field between Lowes Farm & Blowlands Lane NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Hooded Crow W/over Sidestrand at 07:10 NR27 0LT TG265395