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Monday 27th February 2017

A grey and blustery day - again! Highlights were a good seawatch including 8 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. Also of note were 4 Stonechats.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:25 at W/end + 2 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh 14:00 at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide + 2 Great White Egret & 3 Red Kite NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:45 at W/end + Spoonbill, 245 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & 42 Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Burnham Overy Marshes NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood at 09:05 Norfolk 40 Shorelark 500yds E/of Holkham Gap at 09:30
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth in harbour NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way on roof of Screwfix at 09:50 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh in ditch near Meals House NR23 1RN TF888439