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Monday 8th May 2017

There was no further sign of the Red-breasted Flycatcher today. On the sea a single Manx Shearwater passed by east, and 7 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, a Little Tern and 4 Sandwich Terns were also seen offshore. Single Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat and Redstart were on the NWT reserve while a further 3 Whinchats and a Wheatear were along the sea wall to Thornham. A Red Kite flew over the back of the grazing marsh mid morning.

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Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still 4.05pm from metal shed. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JENorfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis y'day still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 2.50pm south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +showing well
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 2.35pm c1.5mls SE of Titchwell at Choseley off Chalkpit Road. Park sensibly
Norfolk Waxwing still 2.15pm Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Holkham Pines behind Washington Hide at 2.05pm
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Holkham Gap on beach at 1.45pm
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still mid a'noon c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley off Chalkpit Lane tho distant. Park sensibly
Norfolk no further sign of any Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at north end of pea field south of road to Burnham Market this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing still this a'noon Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road then flew off
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley still south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 11.45am tho elusive
Norfolk 4.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at north end of pea field south of road to Burnham Market +showing well
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still late morning (+Little Stint 2.Curlew Sands 4.Wood Sands 3.Spoonbills). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Waxwing Gorleston on Beccles Road near supermarket
Norfolk Temminck's Stint near King's Lynn in an area with no general access
Norfolk Wryneck y'day still 5.40pm Holme on drive at Seagate House