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Wednesday 14th March 2018

A Peregrine was again over the pines and Observatory late morning whilst a look at the sea revealed the large Scoter flock, c1000 birds distantly offshore, four Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver.

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Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders from Volunteer Hide at 2.44pm
Norfolk Sand Martin north of Blackborough End +1/2ml east of Middleton by A47 over resr at 2.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Lyng this morning
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap at 11.45am
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor NR on pool from Victors Hide at 10.37am +showing well
Norfolk Willow Warbler male singing Sculthorpe Moor NR by Volunteer Hide at 10.02am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew east over Sidestrand by 9.38am
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near Clacton Park entrance
Norfolk Hawfinch flew east over Sidestrand
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.15am
Norfolk Hawfinch Ringland at Church Hill Common opposite gate briefly 7.10am
Norfolk Black Redstart male y'day Great Yarmouth
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Breydon Water at 6.50am then flew north