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Friday 1st May 2015


A Cuckoo was calling early on, and 4 Whimbrel, 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats, and 6 Wheatears were recorded. A female Ring Ouzel was at Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh till 17:55 then flew N/ PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 8 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 18:05 in 1st N/of drying barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Possible Ringtail Montagu's Harrier or Pallid Harrier between Cley & Salthouse in ploughed field at 16:45 then flew inland
> Norfolk Dotterel Blakeney Freshmarsh at 16:30. From Blakeney walk N/along sea wall for 3/4ml then E/for 500yds
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this mrng + Bittern NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard N/over Horsey at 10:18 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/over Winterton North Dunes at 09:58 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT 16:00 at water meadow NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Adult Summer Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs at 14:00
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR + Ring Ouzel & Whinchat
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle TG476049
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton-on-Sea on playing field
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Holt on Holt Lowes at 09:40 NR25 6SP TG082375
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048