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Monday 24th July 2017

Northerlies and squally rain made seawatching the focus of the day, with 4 Tufted Ducks, 5 Eiders, 25 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 53 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 8 Arctic Skuas (one pale phase bird resting on the beach), 313 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Common Terns among the sightings.

Moths included Privet and Pine Hawk Moth, Drinker, Swallow Prominent and a good range of common species.

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Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 2.25pm
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns (ad +juv) Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Pool early a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape this morning +3.1s.Little Gulls 3.Spoonbills
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water +Bittern
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (2.2s +juv) y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape in evng
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+5.Spoonbills Little Gull) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB