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Friday 4th August 2017

Bird activity seemed to be mainly centred around the Broadwater, with a 15 Black-tailed Godwits, three Green and two Common Sandpipers and a Ruff noted. A Greenshank was on Lavender Marsh and a juvenile Cuckoo and at least one Stonechat were on the East bank by the Obs building.

A young Cuckoo perched on a furled net along the East Bank. Holme Bird Obs-Aug 2017

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Norfolk Wood Sand Burnham Norton Marsh on northernmost pool on east side of path from Burnham Norton at 12.35pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT by Babcock Hide viewed from A149. 1s.Little Gull Kelling Water Meadows at 9am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT by Babcock Hide viewed from A149. 1s.Little Gull Kelling Water Meadows at 9am
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +5.Spotted Redshanks 2.Little Gulls TF.750.438 PE31 8BB