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Sunday 9th July 2017

Highlights today included two Whimbrel, five Black-tailed Godwits, a Yellow and a Grey Wagtail flying over, and at least 2 Stonechats.

Moth highlights included a Bedstraw Hawk, Poplar Hawk, 2 Pine Hawks, a Garden Tiger and a Dark Sword-grass.

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Seething still this morning
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes this morning (+2.Wood Sands). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Deepdale/ Norton Marshes in ditch border viewed from coastal footpath. 20.Spoonbills Deepdale Marsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret still Potter Heigham Marshes on NE pool at 10.55am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey again just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Tree Pipit Ingoldisthorpe by pond at 5.20am
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still +4.1s.Little Gulls 6.Spotted Redshanks juv.Spoonbil. Turtle Dove still in car park TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holme NOA in evng