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Wednesday 10th May 2017

A Garden Warbler was trapped and ringed among a catch of 33 birds this morning, including 8 species of warbler. 6 Buzzards were circling over the church and a Ruff and 2 Greenshank were on the marshes, while 30 Swifts, 100+ Swallows, 2 House Martins and 6 Sand Martins were also recorded, and on the NWT reserve 4+ Wheatears, Whinchat and Redstart were of note.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier juv.male Weybourne flew over Beach Road this a'noon
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still c2.40pm Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path (+2.male.Ring Ouzels). Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 1+Waxwing Gorleston still 2.45pm on Beccles Road
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 2.30pm 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. 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 in car park at 8.10am
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide +Jack Snipe
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1.38pm 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still 12.45pm Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston still on Beccles Road at 7.30am
Norfolk no news on Tawny Pipit Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path since 11.26am. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk Osprey Holkham Freshmarsh south of A149 flew SSW opposite Marsh House Farm at 12.38pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes midway between boardwalk +Holkham Pines at 11.50am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 11.30am 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk no sign of any Waxwings Gorleston on Beccles Road 9.45-11.30am
Norfolk Raven Weybourne flew west over Muckleburgh Hill at 12.05pm
Norfolk no news on Dotterel 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem flew SE over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11.50am (+5.Common Cranes then flew south)
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still 11.26am Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Cantley Marshes RSPB on pool just north of Cormorant trees
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still late morning Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk Garganey drk Potter Heigham Marshes on eastern pool mid morning. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still mid morning 3/4ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end by northern lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +walk south to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.872.817 IP24 3EL
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 Wood Sand Bintree Mill still in flooded field
Norfolk Glossy Ibis y'day Welney WWT flew towards Lady Fen in evng
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still mid morning Weybourne Camp at east end on slope viewable from footpath 1/3ml west of car park. Do not cross fence
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR viewable from footpath by northern lake at 9.40am
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end at 9.10am then flew west
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT Weybourne Camp at east end on slope viewable from footpath at 8.56am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Buckenham still north of railway station in rabbit warren
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Beighton near church
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+3.Spoonbills Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE