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Tuesday 30th May 2017

Once again the Cuckoo was seen around the Broadwater, other birds seen included a male Bearded Tit, two Med Gulls and a male Stonechat. A reasonable moth catch resulted in 27 species recorded, the most numerous being Cinnabar with 23 caught.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk BLACK KITE East Somerton flew south over church at 1.45pm
Norfolk no further sign of Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood by 1.40pm
Norfolk Purple Heron east of Stiffkey flew south over A149 at 12.15pm but no sign since
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male flew SE over Sheringham then east along ridge at Upper Sheringham at 12.36pm
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide 12.20pm. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk no news on Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood since 7.15am
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret Potter Heigham Marshes (but Little Stint Wood Sand 3.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron flew west over Weybourne at 8.55am (earlier flew east at 8.30am)
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still 8.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron flew west over Cley NWT at 9.02am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still Blakeney Point at The Hood at 7.15am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 7.10am