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Friday 21st July 2017

A breezy but sunny day. A Hobby took a swipe at a passing Swallow near the Dell hide and 3 young Stonechats were feeding in front of the Obs during the morning. Moths included a Dark Sword-grass, a Brown-veined Wainscot, Pine Hawk Moth and Garden Tiger.

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Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 11.45am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide (+3.Spoonbills. Great White Egret Thornham Marsh) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water
Norfolk Quail male singing Kelling Water Meadow still in clover field at 10.05am
Norfolk 9.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.40am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB again flew east over tidal pool +landed east of east bank at c7.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water. 1s.Little Gull Gorleston
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water. 1s.Little Gull Gorleston
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide at 6.20am TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 15+Hawfinches (3+juvs) Lynford Arboretum at 5.15am
Norfolk no sign of ad.Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by 6.50am (but 2.Little Gulls still) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB