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Thursday 29th March 2018

A beautiful sunny day but cool, with very little evidence of passerine migration. Highlights were a total of 14 Buzzards moving through, with a Red Kite, 8 Marsh Harriers and a female Peregrine also of note. On the sea 1000+ Common Scoters and a female Eider were counted, with 2 Siskins flying over calling.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Norwich flew west over Aylsham Road/ Wingfield Road junction at 6.55am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Cromer at pink house just east of pier
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still 11.50am from Reception Hide +showing well
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton at Hermanus briefly this morning
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Norton at 11.15am
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Cockley Cley still in garden
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still by Clacton Park entrance
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Thetford by Nunnery Lakes NR at water treatment works
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh again