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Monday 24th April 2017

An increasingly grey day with a strong breeze, highlights at the Observatory were 11 Pink-feet still on the grazing marsh, a Red Kite drifting east over the poplars, 4 Ruff on the NWT pools, 15 Swallows and 1 House Martin west, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Whitethroats, and a Yellow Wagtail east over the sea wall.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park south of Heacham Dam
Norfolk 2+Black Terns Colney GPs from Bishy Barnebee Way roundabout at 12.40pm
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west over Salthouse
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day Sheringham
Norfolk 14.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes. Ring Ouzel Gun Hill
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am +showing well (2.Spoonbills on Rush Hill Scrape)