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Monday 13th March 2017

Another warm spring day with moderate westerlies saw raptors conspicuous once more. Five Marsh Harriers, 8 Common Buzzards and 3 Red Kites were over the marsh.

Interest from the sea included 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 8 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers and a drake Goldeneye; 5 Eiders flew east.

Around the reserve a few more Robins and Goldcrests were evident, a Chiffchaff was in the pines
and 3 Stonechats were noted. Overhead were 12 Siskins and a single Grey Wagtail.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 2 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum from gate IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck off Holme Dunes NNR Norfolk 8 Scaup Hickling Broad NWT W/of Rush Hill Scrape at 09:15 NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Hockwold Washes Washland Viewpoint at 11:55 IP26 4LQ TL727882
 Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Breydon Water + White Wagtail NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 6 Waxwing New Costesssey in St. Walstans's Close this mrng but mobile
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 12 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436