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Wednesday 10th June 2015

Firstly apologises to anyone visiting the website hoping for sightings updates. Unfortunately phone and internet connection was lost over the weekend and the first two days of this week, but as they say, the service has now (hopefully) returned to normal!
Birds of interest today included a Spoonbill west over the grazing Marsh early morning and a Cuckoo frequenting the east bank area mid morning. Moths included the first Sharp-angled Peacock and two Lyme Grass.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 20:20 just NW/of Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn - for 3rd day PE32 1TE
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT btw Arnold's Marsh & Sea Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed + 8 Red-crested Pochard & 2 Bittern PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point on beach at E/end 19:40 then flew to Blakeney Freshmarsh NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 18:30 just NW/of Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn PE32 1TE
> Norfolk Probable Great White Egret Cley NWT flew over North Foreland Wood this a/noon
> Norfolk Spoonbill 07:55 W/over Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Adult Summer Long-tailed Duck on sea off Hunstanton Cliffs this mrng