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Sunday 30th July 2017

On the sea today 40 Common Scoters, 2 Little Terns, 300+ Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns were seen, and in Thornham Harbour 6 Eiders, 2 Golden Plovers and a Kingfisher were also seen. The Great White Egret was mobile in the south west area of the grazing marshes and on the NWT pools 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff and a Common Sandpiper were noted. Two Stonechats were along the east bank, and a Cetti's Warbler was near the Obs.

Moths included 2 Garden Tigers, a Pine Hawk Moth, a Brown-veined and a Twin-spotted Wainscot.

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Norfolk 3.Black-necked Grebes (ad +2.juvs) still SE of King's Lynn at Hardwick Flood Lagoon. Park in A149 layby west of roundabout +view from verge TF.642.185 PE30 4BFNorfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 12.21pm
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 12.13pm. male Turtle Dove singing still in trees NE of car park mid morning PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both males) singing Seething
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide