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Saturday 1st August 2015

Highlights at the Obs today were an Eider, 35 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 293 Sandwich Terns and a Med Gull on the seawatch, and 5 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Turtle Dove were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + 5 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) 5ml NW/of Norwich 2/3ml South of Taverham on pond by Ringland Lane NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua Titchwell RSPB flew through this evening. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Titchwell RSPB on small pool along East Trail this a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 13.58 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Melodious Warbler Blakeney Point in the Lupins. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull Cromer on seafront this evng. NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Male Quail N/of Abbot Farm Binham singing early evng along Walsingham Road
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh early evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Breydon Water at South Wall this a/noon. + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on the freshmash + Arctic Tern PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng. + Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank & 8 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Crossbill Aylmerton at 08.45 over Sandy Lane. NR11 8QE