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Sunday 23rd July 2017

A quiet day for birds, nevertheless the Great White Egret flew west along the south side of Broadwater, and a Greenshank flew through calling.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Cley NWT still 3pm on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide +ad.Yellow-legged Gull
Norfolk Spoonbill imm flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB from screen on Patsy's Reedbed at 4.16pm TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk White Stork Norwich on playing field of Hartford Manor School c1.45pm but no sign at c2.30pm NR2 2LN
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.ads +4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +Cattle Egret still (+2+Garganey). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s Breydon Water from rugby club at 3pm then flew west
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT still this a'noon
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Kelling Water Meadows
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT briefly then flew west
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both ads) Snettisham RSPB on mud at 9am. 16.Spotted Redshanks on pits at high tide
Norfolk 3.Quails Kelling Water Meadows late morning: 2.in beet field midway along track from Kelling village, 1.in stubble field before clover field
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 8.30am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Thornham harbour still 9.57am tho distant +3.Spoonbills still. 2.dark morph Arctic Skuas between harbour +Thornham Point. 8.Whimbrel on marsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Great White Egret Thornham harbour in main channel at 9.35am +3.Spoonbills
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork till 9.25am Kelling Quags then flew SE [bearing green ring Z9404; presumed to be free-flying bird from group of White Storks ringed in Poland +taken into care at Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Langmere]
Norfolk Little Gull Gorleston on beach
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork Kelling Quags [bearing green ring Z9404; presumed to be a free-flying bird from a group of White Storks ringed in Poland then taken into care at Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Langmere, Norfolk]
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Breydon Water +Little Tern 2.Spotted Redshanks Little Stint
Norfolk Great White Egret Brancaster landed on saltmarsh +probably viewable from Gypsy Lane
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 10.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+10.Spoonbills Little Gull 2.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB