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Saturday 26th August 2017

Notable sightings today included four Spoonbills and a Great White Egret mid morning. A Kingfisher was again frequenting the Broadwater and at least one Greenshank and Common Sandpiper were also present. There was some evidence of migration with at least ten Yellow Wagtails and small numbers of Swallows and House Martins noted over and around the Observatory throughout the day.

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Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard south of Mundesley flew north over Knapton at 2.15pm
Norfolk Pec Sand Cantley beet factory still this a'noon on NE pool. Sign in at gate NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Kelling mid morning
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still 12.35pm on north pool viewable from river bank. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 12.05pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Cley NWT still 11.18am on pool just before Bishop Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still on SW pool at 10.25am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pec Sand Salthouse over Beach Road at 10.18am then flew sout
Norfolk Pec Sand Cantley beet factory still on NE pool at 10am (+Wood Sand still). Sign in at gate NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Cley NWT flew west over East Bank +appeared to land near Cricket Marsh at 8.40am
Norfolk Osprey Wymondham flew over sewage works towards Kimberley Park
Norfolk Osprey Wroxham Broad at 7.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB again at Thornham Point