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Tuesday 9th May 2017

Twenty-six Golden Plover were noted on the grazing marsh and a Peregrine was also seen over the marsh late morning. Two Redstarts were along the reserve entrance track and at least 7 Wheatears were present in the dunes. Other birds of note included a Hobby and a Greenshank.
The appearance of the sun meant some insect activity, with Wall, Orange Tip and Green Hairstreak all seen.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton tho distant
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +escaped fem Bufflehead still. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still 2.50pm at west end
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston on Beccles Road mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still this a'noon on raft at west end
Norfolk 5.Dotterel c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 12.50pm TF.763.415
Norfolk 12.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Swanton Morley GPs at 10.30am
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 11.30am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road viewed north from Ringstead Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad at west end late morning
Norfolk Waxwing still Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Burnham Norton Marshes at c10.35am then flew east
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+E
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Bintree Mill still in flooded field
Norfolk no sign of Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 9.10am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 7am TF.763.