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Thursday 12th April 2018

Three Black Redstarts were around the Observatory and east bank for the day, with a Wheatear also on the east bank with a single Stonechat also noted. A Redpoll and 5 Siskins flew over calling, and a Ring Ouzel dropped into the pines mid morning but was only seen briefly.

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Norfolk 3+Ring Ouzels Grimston Warren still 3.10pm by tower tho mobile
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB still 2.27pm by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT c300yds west of Daukes' Hide at 2.35pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Waxham on coastal footpath south of Shangri-La chalet near dunes entrance at 12.30pm
Norfolk 3+Ring Ouzels Grimston Warren at 12.50pm tho elusive TF.215.680
Norfolk no sign of any Ring Ouzels Roydon Common c10am-12.30pm
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day Great Yarmouth cemetery on north side then flew to south side this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham at pipe dump at 11.20am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Waxham on coastal footpath 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet at 10.45am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Heacham North Beach
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB still 10.10am at visitor centre
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common at 7.50am: 4.males near tower, 3.fem on ridge
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB still at visitor centre at 7.25am