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Thursday, 30 March 2017


Great White Egret at still on River Glaven, 40yds upstream from bridge at Glandford
Whitethroat singing at East Wretham Heath
Great Grey Shrike east of north end of Lime Kiln Road, south of A1067, WSW of Sparham
Black Redstarts x 4, Ring Ouzel at South Dunes, Winterton
Long-tailed Ducks x 20, Velvet Scoters x 3, Water Pipits x 2 at
Titchwell RSPB
Black Redstart at Hilltop briefly at Cley
Snow Bunting, Spoonbills x 4 at Burnham Overy Dunes
Ring Ouzel 300yds west of The Firs at Holme NWT
Crossbill at Dersingham Nature Reserve
White Stork circled over village of Feltwell
Crossbills x 4 flew over Hunstanton Cliffs
Rose-coloured Starling on post by shelter at Beach Cafe midday, but no sign this evening at West Runton
Glaucous Gull at Hemsby
Shorelarks x 2 in field between Beach Road and Gramborough Hill



  1. Hi Penny. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. my mum passed away earlier this year and i still find myself thinking of a bit of news that i could pass on to her to liven up her day only to realize i can't. I met your father many years ago. We were wild camping in a field near to Holme church having camped up near cley for the past two weeks. We had heard there was a white rumped sandpiper at Holme and decided to stop off and see it.My brother and i were very short on money and really only had enough money to pay for one reserve but Peter admonished us for the rarity hunters we were and cajoled us into paying for permits for both reserves. the day sticks in my mind because when we woke up in our tent it was raining ,first time in our two weeks camping and also the news on our radio informed us that Elvis had died. One of those occasions you always remember where you were when.I'm sure you know but your father was a wonderful man that lived his life to the full a true character once met never forgotten. Sure that the pain you're feeling now will pass with the warmth of feeling from all the people your father met a comfort in this sad time.P.S we did get to see the White rumped sandpiper.Regards Ade.xx

    1. Hi Ade, so sorry to hear your mum has passed away so recently, my condolences to you and your family. Thank you for your kind words and the lovely story!16th August 1977, I was 12! Best Wishes Penny x