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Tuesday 3rd April 2018

A touch of spring feel in the air with three Swallows, three Sand Martins and two Wheatears recorded today. Three Spoonbills flew over the observatory early afternoon heading West and a male Black Redstart was in the dunes on the NWT reserve. Other birds of note included a Peregrine, at least six Med Gulls, thirteen Ruff and three Black-tailed Godwit.
Black Redstart- Holme Dunes


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Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (1.male) Winterton South Dunes by oak south of Hermanus Restaurant +Firecrest
Norfolk Sedge Wblr singing Hickling Broad NWT on west side of Heigham Sound
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still +male.Hen Harrier
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton on South Beach
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh this a'noon
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) Breydon Water North Wall +Short-eared Owl Yellow Wagtail
Norfolk 3+White Wagtails Winterton in paddocks along Low Road
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew east over East Runton at 12.18pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew east over Sheringham at c12.05pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew east over Burnham Norton at 11.20am
Norfolk Black Redstart Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts (1.male) Sheringham on The Esplanade by model boating lake +pond mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew over Tower Hide mid morning
Norfolk Little Gull imm Wroxham Broad
Norfolk House Martin Cley NWT
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on The Leas at 9.10am
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane TG.167.170 NR10