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Friday 6th April 2018

A male Firecrest was in the pines, and a group of 9 Common Cranes flew over west at 10.30. A Tree Sparrow was in the village and 7 Siskins flew over calling. On the sea 900 Common Scoter and an Eider were recorded together with a Great Crested Grebe. At least 5 Chiffchaffs were around the reserves.

Male Firecrest in the pines - Holme Bird Obs, April 2018 © David Bratt

The flock of Common Cranes circling over the grazing marsh - Holme Bird Obs, April 2018 © David Bratt


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Norfolk 1+Mealy Redpoll 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe still SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane late morning TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool from hide
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holme offshore
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Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew west over Thornham at c10.30am
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew west over Wells at 9.55am
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew west over Cley NWT at 9.40am
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew west over Kelling Heath at 9.30am
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew NW over Felbrigg at 9.20am
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew east over Sidestrand at 8.55am
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Mealy Redpoll Fen Trail
Norfolk Hawfinch flew over Sidestrand
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park