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Thursday 18th May 2017

A fairly quiet day for birds, highlights were a Red Kite drifting west over the poplars at the back of Drove Orchards early morning, 2 Cuckoos calling, a Barn Owl hunting near Redwell Marsh, a Whinchat, 2 Wheatears and a Stonechat on the NWT reserve, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail over calling. An Osprey flew south over the east end of Holme Village approx. 4pm carrying a large fish!

In the moth traps a Pine Hawk Moth was a nice surprise and a Treble Lines was also of note. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Small Heath, Painted Lady and Wall Brown

 Iberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed early morning - Walsey Hills, May 2017

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Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT fem Cley NWT again mid a'noon on Pat's Pool
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling till mid a'noon north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow then flew west
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling still 1.55pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 1pm
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Potter Heigham Marshes again this a'noon then flew towards Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling still 12.35pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow still 11.30am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Potter Heigham Marshes at east end at 11.40am then flew east
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow still 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes still +6.Spoonbills still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Golden Oriole c1ml north of Hickling west of Sea Palling Road at Priory Meadows flew to poplars at 10.23am
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 3.Turnstones Welney WWT on Lady Fen
Norfolk escaped fem.Bufflehead y'day Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow at 9.23am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 9.05am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape then flew east. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 8.55am. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 8.56am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.15am
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT till 8.05am on Pat's Pool then flew to Salthouse at north end of marsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT still 7.44am on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide +showing well
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT again 7.15am on Pat's Pool
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Salthouse on marsh north of village at 6am +showing well
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT flew east over Simmonds' Scrape at 5.56am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA trapped +ringed TG.060.439 NR25 7SA