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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

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Norfolk Common Crane ESE of Norwich flew east over Thorpe Marshes NWT at 5.04pm
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB on south pool east of main drain tho distant
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Osprey SE of Downham Market at Wissington beet factory flew west along River Wissey at 1.30pm
Norfolk White Stork y'day flew over Horsford at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Upton Fen
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre (+drk.Garganey). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9T
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 11.55am Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 3+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.40am (2.Spoonbills Rush Hill Scrape. 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.40am (2.Spoonbills Rush Hill Scrape. 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Brancaster flew east over saltmarsh at 10.05am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9T
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk Purple Heron Hickling Broad NWT flew east near Rush Hill Scrape at 9.23am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Blakeney Freshmarsh again 9.10am-9.15am then flew west +lost to view
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh then east over Cley NWT at 9.06
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh then east over Cley NWT at 9.06a
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7am (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Salthouse by pool at end of Beach Road at 7.40am