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  • Sunday 20 April 2014

    Lynford - 3 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS at arboretum still
    Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape then flew E, Spotted Redshank
    Thorpe Marshes - Short-eared Owl
    Blakeney Point - 4 Arctic Terns
    Sculthorpe Moor - Hen Harrier flew NE
    Hopton-on-Sea - 15 Arctic Terns flew N, Great Skua, Whimbrel
    Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Little Gull
    Northrepps - Ring Ouzel in garden
    Winterton - 5 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
    Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Whimbrel
    Holkham - 12 Mediterranean Gulls west of Lady Ann's Drive

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Its geographic location and wide diversity of habitats combine to make Norfolk one of the very best counties in Great Britain for birdwatching – whatever the season.

Whether its booming bitterns or sky-dancing marsh harriers over the reedbeds of the north coast, wildfowl and waders wheeling over the immense mudflats of The Wash or the haunting calls of roosting cranes in the Broads, Norfolk can deliver a truly memorable wildlife experience all year round.

The Bird ID Company The county boasts a list of over 420 species, including some very rare resident species, breeding and winter visitors, passage migrants and many vagrants. It is one of the few counties in Britain where it is possible to see in excess of 100 bird species on any given day without too much effort. So it’s not surprising that a birdwatcher’s calendar is not complete without a visit to Norfolk and most visit many times during the year.

However, it's appeal is much broader than just birds, with over 100 miles of unspoilt coastline, habitats ranging from the dune slacks and marshes of Holkham to the arid heathland of the Brecks and a range of unusual or sought-after non-bird species, which include swallowtail butterflies in the Broads and the seal colony on Blakeney Point, Norfolk genuinely offers something for every interest.

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Sunday: Sunny Intervals

Min:10°C (50°F)
Max:15°C (59°F)
Direction:East North Easterly
UV Risk:3
Sunrise:05:47 BST
Sunset:20:02 BST

Monday: Sunny Intervals

Min:9°C (48°F)
Max:16°C (61°F)
Direction:East North Easterly
UV Risk:4
Sunrise:05:45 BST
Sunset:20:04 BST
Visibility:Very Good

Tuesday: Light Rain

Min:8°C (46°F)
Max:14°C (57°F)
Direction:East North Easterly
UV Risk:3
Sunrise:05:42 BST
Sunset:20:05 BST