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Friday 10th March 2017

At least 10 Red Kites were associating around the recording area during the day, and other highlights included 5 Buzzards, a White-fronted Goose, 1500 Golden Plover, 16 Ruff, a Cetti's Warbler, a single Chiffchaff, a Stonechat and a Siskin over calling. A Dotted Border was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier between South Creake & North Creake E/of B1355 from minor road at 15:50
Norfolk 15 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:00 + 3 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood along firbreak 107 1/2ml along conifer plantation right of track TF778054
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull between Cromer & Overstrand following fishing boat
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cromer at 08:51 below lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gorleston-on-Sea at harbour mouth between 07:00 to 07:10 NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR at 15:10 from Tower Hide NR21 9GN TF901303 Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holme-next-the Sea TF717450
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 11:14 but elusive NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Woodlark Blakeney Point at 10:00 NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh + Long-tailed Duck offshore & 20 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Little Ringed Plover Titchwell RSPB near Parrinder Hide + Water Pipit Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436