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Saturday 19th August 2017

A blustery day, but seawatching produced 5 Eiders, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Gannets, 200+ Sandwich Terns, 200+ Common Terns, 15 Little Terns, and a Greenshank. The Great White Egret was seen from the Car Park Hide, and a Stonechat was active around the Observatory lawn.

A small batch of Drinker moth eggs hatched overnight:

 
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Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still in field north of duckpond at 12.04pm
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.15am then flew east
Norfolk no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape by 10am. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk E to church, north along Church Ln to bend then east on track, N thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart juv near Cockley Cley still at farm