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Saturday 29th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 66 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Terns, 562 Sandwich Terns, and 29 Common Terns. Two Arctic Skuas were also seen in the morning. The Great White Egret was showing on the NWT pools and flew off mid afternoon in the direction of Redwell Marsh. Also at the NWT pools 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwits and a single Ruff. Three Stonechats were again around the Observatory and a Green Woodpecker was in the pines. Six Spoonbills flew high over the Broadwater heading west.

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Norfolk 5.Black-necked Grebes (3.ads +2.juvs) still SE of King's Lynn at Hardwick Flood Lagoon at 10.06am. Park in A149 layby west of roundabout +view from verge TF.642.185 PE30 4BFNorfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +juv) Cromer on beach +juv.Yellow-legged Gull
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s Salthouse on beach east of Grambrough Hill
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.30am +5.Spotted Redshanks Little Gull TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Scaup drk Breydon Water at west end +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 7.25am
Norfolk 3.Black-necked Grebes (ad +2.juvs) still SE of King's Lynn at Hardwick Flood Lagoon at 5.45am. Park in A149 layby west of roundabout +view from verge