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Tuesday 10th April 2018

Black Redstarts were the main event of the day, with up to three birds (all females) around the observatory building and a fourth in the horse paddocks on the NWT reserve. The Firecrest was still in the west end of the pines, at least twenty Med Gulls were counted on the grazing marsh and a Woodcock was flushed from the dunes.
Black Redstart, Holme Bird Obs - G.Elton
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Norfolk Ring Ouzel Caister
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Sheringham at 2pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier Cley NWT at Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 2.47pm
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still below The Wee Retreat at 12.48pm
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Beeston Bump in sheep field by level crossing
Norfolk no sign of male.Pied Fly Kelling Water Meadow on fence near metal gate by spinney
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 1+Black Redstart Sheringham still by boating lake at 10a
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Holme NOA
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Cockley Cley still in garden
Norfolk 1+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 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) Roydon Common NNR still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme NOA at 7.44am
Norfolk 3+Hawfinches y'day Felbrigg Hall NT still in trees behind hall at 3.15pm