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Thursday 21st May 2015

A seawatch produced 1 Fulmar, 24 Little Terns, 103 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns. 2 Turtle Doves flew across the road near the saltings and a Cuckoo was near the Observatory. There was no further sign of the White-fronted Geese, but a Pink-footed Goose and a single Wheatear were still on the grazing marsh. In the evening a Black Stork was seen passing over pines and along the beach, before heading inland towards Old Hunstanton.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Probable Little Bittern Snettisham Coastal Park singing 1/2ml N/of Beach Road by inner seawall in reeds by large gorse patch 18:00-18:45 - heard only TF648335
> Norfolk 1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull 17:05 Breydon Water by South Wall opp windpump then flew twds Burgh Castle & no further sign NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Black Stork Ringstead Downs by 19:50
> Norfolk No Sign of 1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull Breydon Water this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Black Stork 18:40 SW/of Old Hunstanton Park over Ringstead Downs viewable from hilltop btw Ringstead & Sedgeford then lost to view
> Norfolk Black Stork over Scolt Head Island NNR this a/noon PE31 8DS TF821459
> Norfolk Possible 2nd Summer Audouin's Gull Gorleston-on-Sea south of pier off Gorleston Cliffs 09:00-09:12 tho distant, then flew N/ NR31 6PL
> Norfolk Black Kite Wells 09:31 flew S/ over Church Street
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper early evng Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine + Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on Pope's Pool this mrng but Pectoral Sandpiper & Spoonbill NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 16 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields to NE/ early mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ
> Norfolk No Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB