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Friday 14th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 365 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 7 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater west, 4 Gannets, 350 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns and a Little Tern. Five Whimbrel, 11 Curlew, a Sand Martin, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechats and a juvenile Cuckoo were also of interest.

In the moth trap a Black Arches, Buff Tip, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Pine and Poplar Hawk Moths were the highlights.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 35.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk released Continental Black-tailed Godwit (colour-ringed) Cley NWT just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh. Y'day Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills on Sunday Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +3.Spotted Redshanks 2.1s.Little Gulls