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Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB at h/tide on pits + 3 Little Stint & 10 Spotted Redshank TF650328
> Norfolk 2nd Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Breydon Water RSPB from South Wall early a/noon. + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 18:00 from Tower Hide. + 3 Garganey NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Corncrake Wiveton flushed from the garden mid a/noon. NR25 7TG TG040434
> Norfolk Juvenile Barred Warbler Warham Greens E/end of main pit but elusive mid a/noon. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Wells Woods in bushes by dunes 800m W/of c/park NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua flew /E Sheringham 10:30. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Caister-on-Sea between poles 8 & 10 N/of Secon Ave but elusive and no further sign by 09:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 2nd Summer Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham between 05:50 & 07:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater E/past Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435