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Saturday 2nd May 2015

Highlights were 5 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, a group of 8 Barnacle Geese over east, 7 Sandwich and 4 Common Terns out to sea, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the Observatory building, a Barn Owl hunting early morning, a Cuckoo on the fence along the east bank, and 5 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were singing. A Redstart was in the forestry on the NWT and at least 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 19:35 Buckenham Marshes RSPB from footpath SE/ of hide NR13 4HW
> Norfolk 8 Dotterel 17:14 S/of Titchwell just E/ of Choseley Drying Barns in field by Chalkpit Lane
> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park early evng TF648335
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Great Cressingham singing mid a/noon
> Norfolk 4 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW
> Norfolk 8 White Wagtail Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Kelling Heath singing TG102419
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water + 40 Whimbrel NR31 9QB
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel 09:45 flew over pipe dump ESE/ of Waxham + 14 Whimbrel
> Norfolk Manx Shearwater 08:15 E/ past Sheringham NR26 8BQ
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham Sands Holiday Park singing + Female Ring Ouzel - do not enter, pls view only from dunes NR29 4EJ