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Sunday 19th June 2016

Today's highlights were a Cuckoo over Redwell Marsh, a Turtle Dove, a small passage of Swifts, a Cetti's Warbler at the west end of the reserve, and 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a juvenile ringed and a male bird singing.
Moths included a Pine Hawk moth, and a Meadow Brown and 4 Speckled Woods were also of note.

At Walsey Hills 8 Spoonbills passed over before flying east, highlights were otherwise limited to a pair of Mediterranean Gulls flying west. Two Large Whites and 4 Speckled Woods were seen whilst a Hairy Dragonfly and Four-spotted Chaser were basking on the Gorse.

The flock of eight Spoonbills as they turned east - Walsey Hills, June 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB flew W/over beach 300yds E/of N/end of f/p at 21:15 PE31 8ED
Norfolk Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 21:26 at E/end on spit on N/side of Lumps NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 20:59 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk No Sign of Pacific Golden Plover Titchwell RSPB early mrng + 3 Spotted Redshank on site PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham this mrng PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill flew over Halvergate Marshes towards Berney Marshes RSPB at 16:08
Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse at 13:00 opposite The Dun Cow pub NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT at 11:30 flew/E NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Probable Male Red-footed Falcon Reported Thornham flew E/over the harbour at 09:35 PE36 6NZ TF737438