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Thursday 22nd February 2018

A Red Kite drifted over during the morning and 2 Stonechats were on the NWT reserve. A flock of 40 Fieldfares was still present near the Observatory.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill on east side at 11.49am
Norfolk Bittern 1/2ml SE of Glandford still by River Glaven +showing well. From Natural Surroundings car park at Bayfield Hall walk north thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed NR25 7JN
Norfolk Black Brant ad west of Salthouse still west of Iron Road at 11am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.probable Parrot Crossbills y'day 1ml NW of Horsford still SW of B1149 Holt Road/ Haveringland Road junction at Houghen Plantation at St.Faith's Common tho mobile TG.179.176
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour still 10am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.58am
Norfolk Great White Egret 1/3ml east of Wickhampton at 8.12am
Norfolk Raven just south of Boughton Fen in field at 8.55am then flew north