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Monday 15th May 2017

Wet and windy all day, highlights were a Spotted Flycatcher and a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, a Cuckoo, and 2 summer plumage Golden Plover over the grazing marshes.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Welney WWT under feeders
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still mid morning 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1ml east of Cley flew south over Walsey Hills NOA at 8.50am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Salthouse flew south over The Dun Cow pub at 8.55am
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley in field west of drying barns on slope 3/4.way along field at 7.59am