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4th March 2024

Hebrew Character

Highlights today were 21 Eider and 8 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 12 Red Kites passing over, 178 Curlew on the grazing marshes, a Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 6 Stonechats, and 2 Bramblings with a flock of 30 Chaffinches at Drove Orchards.

In the moth traps a Clouded Drab and 8 Hebrew Characters were caught.

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (Dutch-ringed) juv Warham Greens on sand bank viewable from whirligig mid a’noon c52.9761,0.9145. Park on concrete pad 1/3ml north of A149; don’t block access 52.9592,0.8910 NR23 1QE
Norfolk Osprey reported on Saturday flew over Burnham Overy Staithe c52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk Garganey drk Hockwold Washes c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk 10+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area (+8+Velvet Scoters still offshore) 52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (Dutch-ringed) juv Cley NWT till 12.05pm then flew WNW out to sea c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (Dutch-ringed) juv Cley NWT still 9.55am in reeds between Arnold’s Marsh +Pope’s Marsh c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (Dutch-ringed) juv east of Cley +east of Walsey Hills NOA south of A149 flew east at 9.50am c52.9542,1.0685
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB over Thornham Marsh c52.9693,0.6016
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck y’day Cantley Marshes RSPB again with Pink-footed Geese +Spotted Redshank c52.5775,1.4955
Norfolk Water Pipit y’day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still c52.6065,1.4558
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (Dutch-ringed) juv Glandford in tree c100yds south of ford viewable from footpath to Bayfield at 8.50am c52.9301,1.0421
Norfolk 4+Lapland Buntings ENE of Weybourne still in stubble in 2nd field east of Coastguard Cottages (+20+Snow Buntings 10+Twite). Use Weybourne beach car park +walk east; keep to coast path 52.9463,1.1604
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem midway between Downham Market +Stowbridge still on Great Ouse Relief Channel