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Sunday 2nd August 2015

A quiet day at the Observatory but 6 Spoonbills flew over high west, 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Green Sandpipers were on the NWT pools, and a Med Gull was with thousands feeding over the ridge and marshes for flying ants. Ringing produced a few common birds including 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a Reed Warbler, and 2 Blackcaps.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible White-tailed Eagle Reported Catfield Fen NR at 12.10 - 13.50. Described by non-birders.
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon on the freshmarsh. + 3 Curlew Sandpiper & 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Great White Egret flew/W this mrng. Blakeney Point over Lifeboat house. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Male Montagu's Harrier Breydon Water + 2 AD Little Gull, 6 Spotted Redshank & 882 Med Gull NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Osprey Winterton from Low Road mid a/noon. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Weybourne offshore this mrng. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill scrape this mrng. NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this mrng. + Garganey & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436