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Wednesday 31st August 2016

A breezy but beautiful day clouding over later on, highlights were 4+ Common Buzzards drifting over the pines west, an Avocet, 14 Curlew, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a Spotted Redshank, 3+ Greenshanks, 3 Snipe, a Tawny Owl calling from the pines, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Reed Warblers, a Whinchat along the sea wall at Thornham, 3 Stonechats near the lavender marsh, and a Wheatear along Broadwater Road first thing this morning. Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Heath, Common Blue and Painted Lady.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Great White Egret W/past Sheringham at 20:41 + Pied Flycatcher & Whinchat NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Little Stint & 8 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape + 4 Little Stint, 7 Curlew Sandpiper, JUV Spotted Redshank on Pat's Pool & 8 Whinchat between Eye Field & Iron Road NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Redstart Blakeney Point at 11:00 NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery in NE/corner of North Section NR30 1DW TG526082
Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946