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Wednesday 17th May 2017


As forecast a rather damp and grey day, highlights included a Barn Owl hunting early morning over Redwell Marsh, a Common Sandpiper and three Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater and a Spotted Flycatcher frequenting the western edge of the Pines.

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Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon then flew off
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 2.15pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still mid a'noon Hickling Broad NWT viewable from Weavers' Way +singing SAVI'S WARBLER still. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 1pm 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 E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN again 1.18pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk Garganey drk Potter Heigham Marshes still +2.Wood Sands Short-eared Owl 6.Spoonbills still
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN till 12.40pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape then flew off +no further sign by 1pm. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 12.50pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 11.59am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 11.25am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 11.02am. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.40am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 10.30am. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk crake sp Cley NWT flushed from in front of Bishop Hide at 9.15am +flew to ditch east of Bishop Hide
Norfolk/Suffolk Great White Egret y'day Lakenheath Fen RSPB still
Norfolk probable Honey Buzzard y'day flew west past Weybourne Camp at 6.10am tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Hemsby
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml +view south
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves y'day Seething still