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Friday 28th April 2017

A calmer day with sunshine in the morning, 2 Red Kites drifted west over Thornham, a single Swift flew over and a Cuckoo was again heard. At least 2 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Reed Warbler was singing on the Observatory reserve and 8 Swallows and 6 House Martins were also counted.

Green Hairstreak and Orange Tip butterflies were also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham along coastal path between church +pipe dump
Norfolk no further sign of Savi's Warbler Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape early a'noon
Norfolk c8.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park still 2pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 13.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park still
Norfolk 20.Arctic Terns Sheringham flew north over Pretty Corner at 8.45am
Norfolk 40.Arctic Terns Snettisham flew north at 8.45am
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.Great White Egrets Lakenheath Fen RSPB still on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am +Turtle Dove over
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 8am +showing well