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Friday 24th March 2017

On the sea today 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Velvet Scoters and a Fulmar were of interest, with a Ruff, 3 Snipe, a single Stonechat, a female Brambling, male Bullfinch and a Swallow flying west were also recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Pallid Harrier Blunt's Corner, New Holkham at 15:15 W/of B1105 in stubble field N/of Blunt's Corner
Norfolk Cattle Egret Felbrigg Hall NT at 16:35 in sheep field behind church NR11 8PR
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach at N/end NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + 4 Velvet Scoter TF717450
Norfolk 5 Waxwing New Costessey on St. Walstan's Close but mobile NR5 0RG
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR flew from dunes on seaward side of Lavender Marsh at 11:00
Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:15 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint + Great White Egret IP26 4LQ TL727882
Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse at 07:45 by Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Yellow Wagtail Welney WWT along main road from Ten Mile Bank to welney PE14 9TN TL548946