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Thursday 5th April 2018

A male Black Redstart was present on the east bank during the morning, making its way westwards. At least 2 Swallows also passed through west, and 4 Chiffchaffs were counted. Two Ring Ouzels were reported in the dunes, 12 Eider were offshore, a Peregrine was busy hunting during the morning and 2 Cetti's Warblers were at the village hides.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 3.06pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton on marshes at 1pm +Water Pipit
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Cley NWT still 1.35pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew west past Weybourne this morning +imm.Iceland Gull flew west
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Beeston Common flew south past pond
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT at visitor centre
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane (+Mealy Redpoll) TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham North Beach midway to Hunstanton by pink chalet.42
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk Hooded Crow Choseley still near pig farm west of drying barns
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse just east of Beach Road
Norfolk Redstart male between Hunstanton +Heacham by chalets cTF.666.384
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park at 8.30am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Choseley in hedge c300yds north of drying barns
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Choseley in hedge c300yds north of drying barns