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Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Highlights today were a huge flock of hirundines feeding over the reserve in the afternoon, including over 200 Swallows. A Hobby flew west through the dunes in the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Broad-billed Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB 10:30 from Rotary Hide TF650328
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on pool N/of Walsey Hills briefly 19:15 then flew W/ NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Purple Heron Cley NWT 15:30 flew to ditch N/of Walsey Hills NOA + 8 Spoonbill on Simmond's Scrape, Wood Sandpiper on Pope's Pool & Eclipse Drake Garganey NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Bee-eater 16:00 on wires at Sidestrand but flew W/
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT late mrng NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 6 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB
> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
> Norfolk 6 Little Gull Cley NWT NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 3 Eclipse Drake Scaup Snettisham RSPB on Queen's Lake mid a/noon TF650328
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank 10:42 at east end of Breydon Water NR31 9QB
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT early mrng + Little Stint & 2 Little Gull NR25 7SA