Sunday 3rd May 2015

Heavy rain kept most birds under cover for the first part of the day. A group of 6 Barnacle Geese were on the marsh, together with a single Whimbrel, a male Ruff, 2 Sandwich Terns past the Broadwater, a single Swift over west, a Sand Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, and a male Whinchat on the marsh opposite the Observatory. Five Green Hairstreaks and four Small Coppers were also out in the brief sunshine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail 20:15 Cley NWT in 1st cattle field W/of boardwalk to Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT at S/end of Beach Road near cattle NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Dotterel 13:35 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell N/of Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 13:50 Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from path 300yds SE/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Hickling Broad NWT flew W/near Bittern Hide 18:45 NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Upton Marshes on flash 400yds W/of top boat ditch
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park near Heacham Dam 13:35 TF648335
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 09:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton on playing field