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Thursday 7th July 2016

On the sea today 300 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 8 Little Terns and 6 Sandwich Terns were of note, while a Cuckoo, 55 Curlew, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Sand Martins and 2 Bullfinches were also of interest.

Moths included an Elephant Hawk Moth and a Buff Tip, a Haworth's Pug, Light Arches and 2 Silver Ground Carpets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Dunes at 13:10 PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) W/over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 12:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 8 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Holme NOA TF717450 Norfolk Spotted Redshank Holme NOA TF717450
Norfolk 9 Garganey (2 Female + 1 Drake + 6 Juvenile) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pools W/of track to hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Berney Marshes RSPB + Wood Sandpiper & 3 Spotted Redshank NR30 1SB TG460053