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Friday 8th May 2015

On the sea today 11 Little Terns, 51 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were counted. On the grazing marsh there were 3 Pink-feet, 6 Barnacle Geese, 100+ Brent Geese, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Snipe, and 4 Ruff. Two Whinchats were near the entrance to the NWT reserve and Turtle Dove and Cuckoo were heard in the paddocks. Other migrants of note included 8 Wheatears, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 8 Tree Sparrows.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe viewed from sea wall
> Norfolk 23 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns this evng in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 11:00 but no sign at 12:30 NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane over Kelling Heath at 13;18 TG102419
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane over Stiffkey Fen at 12:45 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Holme Dunes NWT at 10:34
> Norfolk 3 Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Wretton at 15:00 from the cut bridge
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns at 15:45 on wires PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park 12:30 in clear area 200yds N/of pines TF648335
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park 50yds N/of Beach Road at 12:45 TF648335
> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth W/of seafront on roof NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 2 Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park in cleared area 200yds N/of pines + 3 Turtle Dove & Snow Bunting flew N/ TF648335
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Holme NWT in paddocks behind NWT pay hut at 08:55 TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Blofield Heath in garden NR13 4QH TG328115