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Friday 16th March 2018

A cool windy day with an increasing east breeze, a young Peregrine was hunting the grazing marshes, a Woodlark flew over the pines and a Grey Wagtail was feeding along the edge of the Broadwater. A flock of 16 Ruff were on the NWT reserve and a Greenshank was on the lavender marsh. Two Stonechats were of interest and 2 Kittiwakes flew east offshore.

Images of Stonechat, Kestrel and Knot from Steve Hale, all taken in Holme recording area today

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Blakeney Point on beach between Halfway House +Long Hills
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders from Volunteer Hide at 2.41pm
Norfolk Osprey Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore this a'noon
Norfolk Shag ad Hunstanton on sea off cliffs at 2.20pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on seafront
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor NR still from Victors Hide at 1.31pm
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still from Main Observatory at 11am (+Spoonbill. Great White Egret on Lady Fen)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sheringham still early a'noon at west end of Promenade
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh again 12.30pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Sheringham still in front of Fishermen's Heritage Centre in a'noon. male.Black Redstart in garden at midday
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sheringham still at west end of promenade
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders from Volunteer Hide at 9.24am
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor NR still at pool at rear of scrape from Victors Hide at 9.09am +showing well
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Surlingham Marsh