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Monday 4th May 2015

A breezy but summery day with plenty of birds. The flock of 6 Barnacle Geese were still on the marsh, and migrants included 2 Whimbrel, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 30 Swallows, a House Martin, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears. On the sea 18 Sandwich Terns and 11 Little Terns flew past, and a Tree Pipit and 6 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Brimstone, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 16:15 Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from path 300yds SE/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 9 Dotterel this evng 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Wryneck Santon Warren flew W/over horse fields opp St.Helen's picnic site 13:00
> Norfolk 2 Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water flew W/to Berney Marshes 12:55 + Hobby NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Martham Broad 07:45 NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard late mrng Winterton North Dunes + Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes by plantation NR29 4BQ TG496198