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Thursday 7th May 2015

Six Barnacle Geese were still around the grazing marsh today but there was no further sign of the mysterious Bar-headed Goose! Seawatching produced 3 Little Terns, 53 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns, and a Cuckoo, 150+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 6 Sand Martins, 40 Swallows, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, and a Reed Warbler were noted. 3 Whinchats were in fields near the NWT hides and around 10 Wheatears were on the grazing marshes, with at least 4 Yellow Wagtails among the cattle.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Wells at 11:oo NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash + AD Little Gull on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cantley Marshes RSPB on pool at midday then flew towards Buckenham Marshes RSPB & no further sign TG378039
> Norfolk Probable Honey Buzzard over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 12 Dotterel 11:25 NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Serin W/over Happisburgh at 07:45 NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Cley NWT this evng over Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Wells W/over Beach Road towards Holkham Freshmarsh at 17:55 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Quail SSW/of Burnham Market at Beacon Hill singing in rape field S/of parking area NR27 9LX TG177417
> Norfolk Osprey Burgh Castle flew SW/towards Belton at 13:50 TG476049
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern Pentney GPs between 12:05 & 12:15 then flew N/
> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum singing + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943