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Wednesday 15th March 2017

On the sea there were counts of 31 Eider, 27 Common Scoter, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Red-necked Grebe. Three Red Kites were noted in the recording area.
A Mottled Grey was in the Moth trap and both Brimstone and Comma butterflies were seen on the wing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier North Creake at 16:15 Creake Abbey Farm in field behind farmshop
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 18:00 then flew/W NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid a'noon from track N/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blunt's Corner, New Holkham in hedge by minor rd at 13:10
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool E/of windpump at 09:00 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockleycley Wood along firebreak.109 TF778054
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blunt's Corner, New Holkham
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull Stiffkey Fen at high tide NR23 1QW TF990438
Norfolk 10 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme NOA offshore TF717450
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Fritton Woods in 1st pines W/of old c'park
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier North Creake + Ringtail Hen Harrier at Burnham Norton
Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Garganey Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint IP26 4LQ TL727882