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Friday 7th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 96 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, a Little Tern, 227 Sandwich Terns, and 10 Common Terns.

Moth trapping produced 86 species including 5 Rosy Footman, 4 Ruby Tigers, 2 Privet Hawks, 6 Pine Hawks, 8 Kent Black Arches, 1 Poplar Hawk, 1 Buff Footman, a Beautiful Hook-tip, a Peppered Moth, 1 Blackneck, a Garden Tiger, a Nut-tree Tussock, a Least Carpet, a Small Rufous and a Small Rivulet.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull Winterton village briefly late morning
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end early morning +Little Gull
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Wood Sand briefly TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day SE of Reepham at Brandiston in garden
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +8.Spotted Redshanks 2.Little Gulls