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Sunday 10th May 2015

Of note today were 3 Gannets, 2 Little Terns and 7 Sandwich Terns offshore, a Spoonbill circling above the Observatory and heading east, a Common Buzzard drifting west, 3 Whimbrel, one Cuckoo, one Barn Owl, 100+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 20 Sand Martins, 6 House Martins, 100+ Swallows, one Lesser Whitethroat and 9 Wheatears. Moths included 2 Small Elephant Hawks, and a Chocolate Tip, and butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper and Green Hairstreak.
At Walsey Hills a fairly quiet day with 75 Swallows through west and 6 Green Hairstreaks around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Holkham Pines by 20:00
> Norfolk Citril Finch 19:00 Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455
> Norfolk 20 Dotterel this evng 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Bee-eater Winterton North Dunes 11:05 - heard only NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes mid mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Golden Oriole W/of Weybourne just N/of A149 at Muckleburgh Bump 06:30 then flew east
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB 08:10 + Drake Scaup on tidal marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Dotterel btw Felbrigg & Metton 1/2ml S/of B1436 in field E/of minor road early mrng then flew NW - for 2nd day
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Stiffkey Fen viewable from seawall this evng NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at S/end then flew north TF648335
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton-on-Sea on playing field
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park + 2 Turtle Dove at S/end near concrete blocks TF648335