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Wednesday 6th April 2016

A mixed day weather wise, with periods of sunshine followed by cloud and rain. Some interesting birds were seen all the same, with 3 Ring Ouzels in the dunes and a male Redstart in the Paddocks arguably the highlights. Other birds of note included a Peregrine and at least five Yellow Wagtails.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe on marsh opposite boat builders
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 15:25 at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 13:30 from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Hardley Flood TM381997
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Snettisham Village on Beach Road in paddocks behind chip shop at 18:45 TF650328
> Norfolk Firecrest Gramborough Hill at 16:45 NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NWT at summit this a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB at 16:00 behind chip shop on bank TF650328
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform TG462139
> Norfolk 2 Male Ring Ouzel Heacham at 13:00 behind sea wall PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Holme-next-the Sea + Male Redstart TF717450
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Scratby at 11:10 in off the sea
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea N/of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Firecrest Sea Palling in allotment NR12 0UX TG419252
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth at North Denes at 07:30