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Sunday 2nd July 2017

A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater and a Grey Wagtail flew over calling.

A spectacular moth catch of 70 species included 4 Elephant Hawks, 2 Poplar and 2 Eyed Hawks, a Pine Hawk, 6 Rosy Footman, a Buff Tip, a Beautiful Hook-tip, a female Oak Eggar and a Swallowtail.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 8.30am
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+7.Spoonbills still). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from River Thurne bank TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 3.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+Curlew Sand). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from River Thurne bank TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Cattle Egret again flew over Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.28am (+1+Wood Sand). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still +Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Cattle Egret on Friday again Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill juv Titchwell RSPB +2.1s.Little Gulls TF.750.438 PE31 8BB