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Thursday 23rd July 2015

A Hobby was again hunting the grazing marsh and a female Red-breasted Merganser was on the shore near lavender marsh. Also of note were a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Redpoll sp (with one juvenile ringed) and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Broad-billed Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB on mud midway between Rotary Hide & chalets at 11:10 TF650328
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 6 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Little Gull (Adult + 2 1st Summer), 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret S/of Horsey Mill at 14:30 W/of road flew SW/along tree line & landed out of view
> Norfolk No Sign of Purple Heron Cley NWT N/of Walsey Hills NOA at 07:15 but Quail singing NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Garganey Breydon Water + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Quail Letheringsett Ford singing in barley field 09:40
> Norfolk Adult Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436