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Saturday 8th August 2015

Highlights today were an Eider, 600 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 6 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 45 Sandwich Terns, and 70 Common Terns on the sea. Also of note were 68+ Whimbrel passing over, 2 Turtle Doves, a Hobby, and 2 Cetti's Warblers.
A Humming-bird Hawk was feeding at the buddleia.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 3 Spotted Redshank on the freshmarsh this evng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Kelling Water Meadows along track N/of the main pool this a/noon. NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end mid a/noon. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on the beach. NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua Reported flew/E past Holme NOA this mrng. TF717450
> Norfolk Adult Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape. + 3 Yellow-legged Gull on Simmonds' Scrape & Little Gull flew E/past the beach C/Park. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this mrng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh + 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436