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Friday 19th May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still 11.45am Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank (+2.Wood Sands 2.Knot 4+Spoonbills escaped Bufflehead). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank at 10.25am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Hickling Broad /Potter Heigham Marshes by 10.10am
Norfolk 7.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew west past Sheringham early morning