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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sat March 17

On Saturday 17th March, 5 Redwing just flew E directly over Parkhill/ Fallowfields garden, Lowestoft 9.12am plus 6 Greenfinch and 5 Chaffinch on feeders/ garden this am. I had a look at the Hollies Caravan Park, no sign of any Black Redstarts viewing from the road. I also checked Heritage Green at Kessingland, not entirely sure where the BR's were, but there was a big grassy area bordering the dual carriageway which looked a good bet but no sign of them. I walked round the estate, depressing to see 8 gardens carpeted with the dreadful artificial grass, it looked awful too. I took a look around Heathlands hoping to find my own BR, no such luck, several Blackbirds and a Song Thrush and a pair of Mallard by a large puddle at the side of the path. A fine Fieldfare at/in "Mint Condition" (Heathlands regulars might appreciate the pun?) at Heathlands, Kessingland no sign of any Black Redstarts at Heritage Green or the "Hollies" By the mid afternoon, a male Scaup still with Tufted Duck at the W 'end' lake opp. the old Temple Lound, a Tawny Owl hooting and 4 very close Shovelor by Blue Door Loke until shooting started then flew east.

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