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Saturday 10th June 2017

A Red Kite drifted over Drove Orchards mid morning and 2 Spoonbills flew west past the NWT centre. On the sea 4 Eiders, 8 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Terns, 31 Sandwich Terns, and 13 Common Terns were counted.

Moths included a Privet and an Elephant Hawk, another Red-necked Footman, and a Lyme Grass.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad till 3.40pm Winterton North Beach at NW end of tern colony viewed from beach then flew out to sea +last observed offshore SE of colony tho distant
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.25pm Winterton North Beach at NW end of tern colony viewed from beach
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.10pm Winterton North Beach +showing well
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still 2.15pm from platform on +off
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad again Winterton North Beach by Little Tern colony at 1.30pm
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still from platform
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still 10.30am Potter Heigham Marshes +1s.Night Heron flew over at c10.30am (+12.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male over Wighton at 10.02am
Norfolk no sign of Quail Horsey
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT still east of East Bank in grass at rear of The Serpentine
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.25am +2.Little Gulls