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Sunday 14th May 2017

Rain in the morning gave way to sunshine, and highlights included an Osprey in Thornham Harbour, a Red Kite drifting west, a Tawny Owl on the NOA reserve, 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the west end of the pines, 2 Wheatears on the NWT reserve, and a Tree Pipit over calling.

Moths included another Small Elephant Hawk, while butterflies included Small Copper, Brown Argus, Wall Brown and Green Hairstreak

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Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen this a'noon (but Spoonbill on saltmarsh viewed from Stiffkey Tidal Outfall Sluice.2)
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk/Suffolk no sign of any Black-winged Stilts Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am +showing well (+Curlew Sand flew over)
Norfolk 7.Dotterel still c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Stockton by A146 at 6.22am