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Sunday 17th May 2015

Highlights today were 14 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 25 Little Terns, 109 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns on the seawatch, a Firecrest in the pines near the NWT centre, and a Hooded Crow over. At least 3 Wheatears were also of note, and a passage of Swifts and Swallows took place throughout the day. At Walsey Hills 56 Swallows, 25 Sand Martins, 180 Swifts and 3 Red Kites passed through west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Kelling N/of A149 at N/end of Kelling Quag at midday
> Norfolk 20 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 15:55 in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Female Montagu's Harrier Barnham Broom W/over fields at 09:30
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 07:20 at E/end then flew N/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Hooded Crow over Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 1st Winter Kittiwake Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT mid a/noon E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Male Turtle Dove New Buckenham Common NR13 4HN TG357059
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Titchwell RSPB at 08:45 + 4 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436