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Sunday 4th March 2018

The thaw continued apace today but the Broadwater and pools remained largely frozen throughout the day. A Black-necked Grebe was on the sea off the NWT reserve, with 2 Scaup also seen offshore. A Med Gull was also of interest.

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Norfolk 5.Little Gulls (all ads) Hopton-on-Sea offshore this a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Sheringham still 2pm at east end off clifftop car park (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk Caspian Gull SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad on posts beyond conservation area at 2.55pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott early a'noon then flew towards Mundesley
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls Beeston Regis below caravan site near fresh water outflow from cliffs mid a'noon
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Fakenham along River Wensum in alders c3/4ml east of Fakenham Tyres at c2.25pm with Lesser Redpolls +50.Siskins (+4+Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL SE of Norwich still 1.15pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park by car park
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls east of Sheringham near wooden steps from Beeston caravan park on beach then flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh still
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew east past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Fakenham along River Wensum in alders c2/3ml east of Fakenham Tyres with Lesser Redpolls +50.Siskins tho mobile +elusive (+4+Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of Norwich still 11.20am at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad just west of reed screen
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Sheringham flew in off sea over east end of promenade at 11.05am
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park by car park at 10.36am with 10+Lesser Redpolls (+2+Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Little Gull Sheringham by Funky Mackerel cafe
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Holme drifted east past The Firs +2.Scaup
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad +Bittern still