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Wednesday 5th August 2015

A Green Woodpecker was around the observatory all day, a Cetti's Warbler was present along the East bank and two Med Gulls were noted on the sea watch.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Stork flew/W high over Cley NWT at 11.10 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cley NWT 20.04 on Simmonds' Scrape. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 15.45 at E/end + Curlew Sandpiper & 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Alpine Swift flew/S at 15.10 Horsey over beach & dunes. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water + Curlew Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at East end this mrng. + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + 13 Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper & Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB early mrng. + Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436