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Saturday 20th May 2017

A quiet day with an increasing southerly breeze, a Red Kite drifted east over the poplars at the back of Drove Orchards, and 2 Greenshank were calling during the morning.

Moths included a Fern and a Swallow Prominent, while butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper and Red Admiral.

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Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 2pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by steps briefly TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again 1.17pm Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 5.50am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk reported probable fem.Red-footed Falcon Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9.30am was a Hobby
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 11.56am 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley 1/2ml west of drying barns
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.53am
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 11.30am Potter Heigham Marshes then flew towards Hickling Broad. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +showing well on +off TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB over reception then flew towards Rockland/ Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid morning
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again 10.10am Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley 1/2ml west of drying barns at 9am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 10am Potter Heigham Marshes then flew upriver. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Temminck's Stints Cley NWT
Norfolk probable Red-footed Falcon fem Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9.30am then flew east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still 9.47am Potter Heigham Marshes (+5.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Golden Oriole SE of West Runton flew east over Incleborough Hill at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west over Cley NWT at 8.14am then west over end of Blakeney Point at 8.19am. 1s.Little Gull Cley NWT
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west over Cley NWT at 8.14am then west over end of Blakeney Point at 8.19am. 1s.Little Gull Cley NWT
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB offshore. Turtle Dove in car park
Norfolk Caspian Gull reported y'day SE of Potter Heigham flew WNW along River Thurne at 8pm
Norfolk Golden Oriole West Runton in poplars on golf course at 5.55am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide 7.08am. 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