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Thursday 11th August 2016

A damp start and a blowy afternoon meant a slow day bird wise. On the sea counts included 16 Gannets, 7 Fulmar and a dark phase Arctic Skua. Two Green sandpipers were on the Broadwater, viewed from the car park hide and other waders seen during the day included 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe and 5 Golden Plover.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Snettisham RSPB at 16:20 from Shore Hide + Spotted Redshank TF650328
Norfolk Female Montagu's Harrier (bearing satelite transmitter) near Snettisham RSPB this mrng TF650328
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Potter Heigham at Candle Dyke Marsh
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB this evng from hide NR13 4HW TG351056 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436