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Sunday 21st May 2017

A bright and breezy day with sunny spells, the highlight was a glimpse of two Common Cranes drifting high west over the west side of the grazing marshes. At least two Cuckoos were also in the area and a Hairy Hawker was around the NOA reserve.

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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still this a'noon Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide (+5.Common Cranes)
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1.08pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Warham Greens over saltmarsh at 12.55pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle again 11.35am Hickling Broad NWT near Rush Hill Scrape viewed WNW from River Thurne footpath briefly
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Holme NWT
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Hickling Broad NWT over wood towards Rush Hill Scrape viewed from Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.40am +appeared to land in wood but no sign since
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 10.31am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 10.19am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley in field SW of drying barns at 9.40am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both imm) Berney Marshes RSPB +2.drk.Garganey Short-eared Owl
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 9.05am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 9.05am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes north of Sparham Pools flew west over fields at c8.55am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton circling over village at 8.53am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER still 8.10am Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide on +off. 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 no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Potter Heigham Marshes by 8am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE. Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE. Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yd W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide 6.40am+showing on+off.Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk+walk E to church,N along Church Ln to bend +E, N thru wood+E
Norfolk 3.Otters Cley NWT in main drain viewed from East Bank sluice +showing well
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Golden Oriole West Runton flew towards Incleborough Hill at 5.57am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA