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Wednesday 31st May 2017

Little of real note today, a Red Kite west over the grazing marsh the best bird of note. A good moth catch again over night produced over forty species, which included Scorched Wing, Coxcomb Prominent and Orange Footman.

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Norfolk BLACK KITE still 2.30pm west of Fakenham on Sculthorpe Airfield just north of A148 c1/2ml east of Docking road junction
Norfolk no news on Savi's Warbler Hickling Broad
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 4+BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 2+young) Welney WWT on Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +2.Garganey (1.drk). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK KITE west of Fakenham again 10.10am north of B1454 over Sculthorpe Airfield
Norfolk BLACK KITE west of Fakenham flew NW over A148 just before B1454 Docking road junction at 9.45am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk 10+Spoonbills Brancaster flew east over saltmarsh at 8.50am
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing on Monday Sculthorpe Moor NR in nettles +willow scrub along River Wensum before scrape hides at 4.35pm