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Tuesday 12th May 2015

A Wryneck on the NWT reserve was very much bird of the day, Grasshopper Warbler and Turtle Dove were also reported plus seven Wheatears. Several Yellow Wagtails were still around the cattle on the grazing marsh and a Spotted flycatcher was in the pines near the observatory morning early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wryneck 20:40 Holme NWT in dunes. Park at saltings c/pk & keep to coast path TF715449
> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour at E/end flew W/along main channel 15:45 TG028441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 15:15 + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Horsey twds Hickling 13:25
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Breydon Water early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water circled over E/end late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow 11:00 Cley NWT just W/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 14 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns this mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420