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Saturday 20th June 2015

A fairly quiet day overall, with rain encroaching in the early afternoon. Ringing was limited to a Dunnock, Blue Tit and Great Tit in the nets, but moths improved today with a Lunar Hornet Moth and 2 Red-necked Footman of particular note. At least 7 Lesser Whitethroats were around the reserve and both Common and Little Tern flew past the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 21:40 NR25 7SA TG04944
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 09:48 on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide + 7 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 17:55 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn singing & showing well PE32 1TE
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Arctic Skua W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 10:40
> Norfolk Drake Garganey W/past Cley NWT at 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Common Crossbill Titchwell RSPB E/over c/pk at 07:40 PE31 8BB TF759436