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Monday 22nd May 2017

A quiet day but with warm sunshine, highlights were a Spotted Flycatcher at the back of the pines, and a Four-spotted Chaser and a Hairy Hawker dragonfly were also noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.BLACK KITES 1.5mls west of Mundford flew over Cranwich Camp mid a'noon
Norfolk Purple Heron Cley flew in off sea south over beach car park +over village at 2pm
Norfolk 2.RED-FOOTED FALCONS (both males) flew east over Blakeney Point at c2pm
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk RED-THROATED PIPIT Blakeney Point flew west over The Hood early a'noon but no sign of Bluethroat
Norfolk Bluethroat male Blakeney Point at The Hood at 11.05am but elusive
Norfolk still no sign of male.Iberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by 10.45am TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 10.15am
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Winterton North Dunes at 10.15am
Norfolk Quail male singing on Saturday Sheringham +3.Great White Egrets flew west
Norfolk no sign of male.Iberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA 6.50-8.15am TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Holme Dunes NWT near entrance hut at 7pm