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Sunday 16th July 2017

A quiet day at the Observatory but the Great White Egret was present again and two Grey Wagtails were seen at the NWT pools. Single Whimbrel and Greenshank flew over calling and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were around the pines.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 2.23pm Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 1.35pm Cley NWT from East Bank
Norfolk no further sign of Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes by 12.30pm (but 2.Wood Sands). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 12.50pm Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 12.35pm Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk no news on Long-billed Dowitcher Cley NWT since 10.36am
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme flew over freshmarsh west of last hide then landed out of view in channel at 11.25am
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes +Cattle Egret still on east side of trees by tin shed (+4.Spoonbills). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk 2.Continental Black-tailed Godwits (both juvs; 1.released) Cley NWT just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 10.36am Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still 10.12am Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk no sign of Long-billed Dowitcher Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 9.35am
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 8.45am
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes on 1st scrape along access track 8.25am-8.35am then appeared to fly off. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum early morning
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Seething still in morning +showing well