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Wednesday 21st February 2018

The Spotted Redshank was again in Thornham Harbour along with a Kingfisher and at least four Rock Pipits this morning. A Peregrine was seen several times over the grazing Marsh and a female Blackcap was around the trapping area.

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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 34+Common Cranes between Clippesby +Repps in maize field west of road this a'noon
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 1.42pm
Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Santon Downham still at Santon Warren this morning. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk Black Brant ad Blakeney on saltings west of Blakeney Bank 400yds north of main car park at 10.45am then flew east with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 14.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea at 10.01am