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Sunday 12th July 2015

Highlights today included 2 Greenshanks, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, and on the sea 3 Manx Shearwaters, 17 Gannets, 50 Sandwich, 3 Common and 2 Little Terns. Four Barn Owls were hunting and 2 Siskins flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Gull-billed Tern Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at c)17:03 then flew W/ NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 19:22 in reeds from Island Hide briefly PE31 8BB
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 10:15 by Island Hide but no further sign by early a/noon PE31 8BB
> Norfolk 8+ Spoonbill Cley NWT + 6 1s Little Gull on Pat's Pool & 3 Ruddy Shelduck on North Scrape NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard SSW/of Swanton Novers 09:55 from raptor watchpoint TG009302
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 09:27 W/past Cley NWT NR25 7SA