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Wednesday 20th August 2015


Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 1st Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evng at Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane West Somerton near church.
> Norfolk Wryneck Holkham Pines at 18:00 on seaward side but elusive.
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy in Apple Tree at start of boardwalk by 18:00 but a Reed Warbler there. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Dotterel flew/NE over Felmingham mid-mrng.
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper High Kelling this evng at Kelling Quags.
> Norfolk Juvenile Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/E past Sheringham at 18:38. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 3 Whinchat Horsey today. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/E West Runton at 18:40.
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this a/noon on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/W past West Runton this mrng.
> Norfolk 9 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Gramborough Hill at 06:40 then flew towards Salthouse. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape. + Continental Black-tailed Godwit on Pat's Pool. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water this mrng. + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048