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Friday 17th July 2015

Birds of note included 5 Siskins, a Grey Wagtail, a Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Little Egrets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 9 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB at 07:30 in reeds by Island Hide viewed from footpath PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh this a/noon + Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh early PM + Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng + Spotted Redshank & Common Crossbill over c/pk PE31 8BB TF759436