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Thursday 11th May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew over Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm reported flew over Cantley Marshes RSPB again c1.35pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NWT still this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes in pine plantation
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes this morning +Bittern
Norfolk Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still midday Potter Heigham Marshes. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Sea Palling in horse paddock on west side of The Marrams at 10.45am +Whinchat
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB +3.Spotted Redshanks Wood Sand
Norfolk Osprey Calthorpe Broad NNR at 9.40am then flew NW
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Heacham South Beach at 9.15am
Norfolk Osprey flew over Snettisham RSPB at 8am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr male singing Eccles at North Gap from wooden gate 200yds SE of Lokeside at 8.05am +showing well (+singing male Turtle Dove)
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.05am (+Wood Sand then flew east)
Norfolk still no sign of Great Reed Wblr 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake by 7.45am. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by R.Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk no sign of Great Reed Wblr 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake by 6am. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still +Whinchat
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE