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Saturday 6th August 2016

A breezy morning gave way to a particularly hot afternoon with birds of interest including a Spoonbill seen flying west, Crossbill over and an Arctic Skua and Little Stint seen in Thornham Harbour. In the pines Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers were present whilst Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank were also noted. Two young Stonechats were caught along the east bank and the first Meadow Pipits of the autumn also, with 3 ringed.

At Walsey Hills highlights were limited to 8 Spoonbill seen feeding on the marshes and a Hobby hawking over the East Bank. On the scrapes a Garganey was seen from Bishop Hide, and in the evening 2 Caspian Gulls and 7 Yellow-legged Gulls were in the roost.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB this mrng at high tide + 3 Little Stint TF650328 Norfolk 1.1 3rd Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT + 7 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT 7 on Simmond's Scrape & 1 at Watling Water + JUV Garganey & Black-tailed Godwit on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 22 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this mrng on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Female Montagu's Harrier Sculthorpe Moor flew towards Sculthorpe Mill at 11:30 NR21 9GN TF901303
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB 11:20 at S/end from Shore Hide TF650328
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pope's Pool viewable from East Bank + Garganey from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB at S/end from Shore Hide at 09:05 TF650328
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua W/past Titchwell RSPB + 2 Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Holme NOA + Common Crossbill TF717450 Norfolk Juvenile Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Welney WWT at 14:15 from main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946