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Saturday 13th May 2017

A breezy day with rain in the morning, visible migration was evident with highlights including a Garganey on the NWT marsh, a Common Crane flying over Thornham Harbour and heading west, 2 Turtle Doves and 2 Cuckoos in the recording area, a Greenshank, and a notable passage of House Martins, Swifts and Swallows taking place at the back of the grazing marshes during the afternoon. Two Spotted Flycatchers were in the NWT car park and a Whinchat was on the NWT viewable from Broadwater Road, with 30+ Yellow Wagtails passing over during the day, a Grey Wagtail also of note, and a thunbergi Yellow Wagtail seen from the village hides reserve.

Moths included Pine Beauty, White Ermine and Northern Drab

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Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem still 2.45pm Winterton North Dunes at north end flew south along dune ridge north of concrete blocks
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail in willows east of pond at 2.45pm
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 2.30pm Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk/Suffolk Osprey Lakenheath Fen RSPB flew over Hockwold Washes at 1.15pm
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 1.15pm Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem Winterton North Dunes at north end at 1.07pm
Norfolk 7.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns at 12.55pm
Norfolk 6.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns at 12.45pm
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints still 12.20pm 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Common Crane Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea at 10.30am then flew west
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 11am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk 3.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns at 10.30am
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 10.20am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew east over Fen Hide at 9.40am
Norfolk 3+Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB near Fen Hide
Norfolk Wood Wblr male singing Titchwell RSPB by visitor centre at 9am
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 8.55am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Turtle Dove Sidestrand flew east at 8.30am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 8.40am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 6.20am (+2s.Caspian Gull 2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 8am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 5.30am