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Sunday 9th August 2015

Some excitement today with a Caspian Tern with hundreds of Common and Sandwich Terns at Gore Point this morning, and 2 Ospreys around Thornham Harbour in the afternoon. Also of note were a Peregrine, Hobby, and 2 Yellow Wagtails over east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT at 20:00 on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT till 18:30 on Rush Hill Scrape then flew off NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Caspian Tern Holme NWT at 07.10 from Gore Point. TF717450
> Norfolk Spoonbill over Cley NWT this evng + 10 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng + 3 Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 8 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 7 Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 1st Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT at 21:00 from Dauke's Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT 20:25 from Dauke's Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard S/over Egmere at 19:30 TH905375
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard S/over Wells NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Reported Cley NWT were Ruff, reidentified from photographs NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT 12.45 from Dukes' Hide. + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the Freshmarsh this mrng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at the E/end this mrng. + 2 Common Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Osprey SW/over Holme Dunes NNR at 16:00
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier S/over South Creake at 17:25
> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Osprey Thornham Harbour 1 on a post at 15:00 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Osprey Thornham Harbour at 14.25 on E/side of sea wall. PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Osprey Scolt Head Island NNR circling at 12.41 PE31 8DS TF821459
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton-on-Sea
> Norfolk Osprey Flew/E over Thornham Harbour at 12.28 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Osprey circling blockhouse by beach Titchwell RSPB at 12.06. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Whinchat Winterton North Dunes today. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on the Freshmarsh this mrng. + 2 Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey flew/E over Blakeney Harbour at 09.10. TG028441