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Sunday 19th March 2017

A breezy mild day which was rather quiet, but a female Crossbill was in the pines, a Cetti's Warbler was singing near the Obs and 2 Siskins flying over calling. 17 Pinkfeet were still on the grazing marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 1st Winter Coues's Arctic Redpoll Cockley Cley in garden this a'noon TF778054
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier 2/3ml ESE/of Blunt's Corner, New Holkham in stubble field at 16:22 TF895393
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 15:10 by beach c/pk in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Cattle Egret W/of Weybourne at 10:34 W/of Muckleburgh Collection viewable from A149 NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 10:05 E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Lygg at Sparham in hedge E/of Lime Kiln Road at 09:20 NR9 5QY TG075178
Norfolk Cattle Egret Weybourne 06;20 at campsite then flew E/towards beach c/pk NR25 7SR TG111435