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Friday 9th March 2018

The day got off to a beautiful start, clouding over later. On the sea, highlights included 3 female Scaup, 9 Eiders, 1500 Common Scoters, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver and a Shag flying east. A total of 12 Buzzards drifted east over the marsh, and 4 Avocets and an Oystercatcher were of interest around the Broadwater. A single Ruff was at the west end of the grazing marsh, a Spotted Redshank flew west calling, and a Woodcock was flushed from the pines. At least 3 Stonechats were near the footpath between Holme and Thornham, with at least 12 Twite still near the harbour and 2 Rock Pipits also of note there. Two Redpolls and 2 Tree Sparrows flew over during the day.

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Norfolk SNOWY OWL 1w.fem still 3.10pm Scolt Head Island in SW corner viewed from Burnham Deepdale track 1/3ml from car park TF.804.456
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 2.44pm
Norfolk SNOWY OWL 1w.fem still 2.20pm Scolt Head Island in SW corner viewed from Burnham Deepdale track 1/3ml from car park TF.804.456
Norfolk SNOWY OWL still 2pm Scolt Head Island in SW corner viewed from Burnham Deepdale track 1/3ml from car park TF.804.456
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad in righthand corner tho distant
Norfolk repeat: SNOWY OWL Scolt Head Island in SW corner viewed from Burnham Deepdale track at 1.22pm tho distant TF.804.456
Norfolk SNOWY OWL Scolt Head Island in SW corner viewed from Burnham Deepdale track at 1.22pm tho distant TF.804.456
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at midday
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap at 11.23am
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Horsey
Norfolk 6+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at 11.45am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 10.55am TG.457.011
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.16am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.47am
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +3.Scaup