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Saturday 1st July 2017

At least 2 Spoonbills were in the area during the day, a Turtle Dove was along near the entrance track to the NWT reserve, 8 Black-tailed Godwits were around the grazing marshes and a Stonechat was opposite the Observatory during the afternoon. A Great White Egret flew east to the south of the Broadwater heading towards Thornham Harbour.

In the moth traps a Garden Tiger, Broad-barred White, Southern Wainscot and 2 Silver Ys were of interest among the catch, and Gatekeeper and Small Skipper were noted among the butterflies.

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Norfolk Arctic Skua ad Thornham Channel +Spoonbill
Norfolk c30.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at midday. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB on main scrape at 1.30pm +ad.Yellow-legged Gull 1s.Little Gull TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk report of Wood Sands +Common Cranes 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB was erroneous
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILT (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+10.Spoonbill). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50)+take path ENE for 1ml+view N from R.Thurne bank (3.Wood Sand from main track+Common Crane over) TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh +ad.Arctic Tern
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle ad flew west over Hingham at c9.15am
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from main track at 10.20am +4.Common Cranes flew over TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Titchwell RSPB reedbed at 6am. 3.1s.Little Gulls on freshmarsh +juv.Spoonbill TF.750.438 PE31 8BB