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Thursday 20th August 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wryneck Cromer by boating lake at 13:00 briefly then flew W/ NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Adult Male Honey Buzzard W/over Wells Woods at 13:30 NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cromer on beach opposite Rocket House cafe then flew W/over pier NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB on pits at 11:15 + Wood Sandpiper TF650328
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/past Cley NWT at 06;25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:oo in apple tree by start of boardwalk + Pied Flycatcher
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 18:40 NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 4 Black Tern S/past Winterton-on-Sea this evng + 2 Arctic Skua
> Norfolk 5 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT from Dauke's Hide this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this a/noon + 4 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme Dunes NNR this mrng + Turtle Dove
> Norfolk 4 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT from Dauke's Hide this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Black Tern Holme-next-the-Sea in roost on beach off Holme Golf Course late mrng PE36 6LQ TF696439
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at high tide TF650328
> Norfolk Black Tern Old Hunstanton + 3 Arctic Skua
> Norfolk Garganey Salhouse from Phil Stead Hide