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Tuesday 28th February 2017

The highlight today was the sight of ten Stonechats feeding on the East Bank adjacent to the Observatory for the majority of the day. Other birds of note included around 400 Lapwing and 250 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, 6 Snipe on the edge of the Broadwater from the car park hide with  a further 15 noted at Redwell Marsh.
Norfolk News From Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham flew E/past at 15:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton-on-Sea + 31 Snow Bunting
 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Cockley Cley at 08:15 S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood. TF778054
 Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle viewed from W/end but distant + 3 Short-eared Owl & Great White Egret TG476049