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Saturday 5th August 2017

A rather quiet day, with the highlights a Great White Egret flying west along the Broadwater mid morning and a calling Crossbill seen in flight over the southern edge of the grazing Marsh. A single Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank plus four Whimbrel were also noted over the Broadwater during the afternoon.

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Norfolk BAIRD'S SANDPIPER ad still 2.45pm Potter Heigham Marshes on NW pool along access track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Temminck's Stint reported still this a'noon Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north
Norfolk BAIRD'S SANDPIPER ad still 12.15pm Potter Heigham Marshes on NW pool along access track. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad 3mls SW of Long Stratton at Great Moulton flew over Downsland Park at 12.40pm [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation]
Norfolk BAIRD'S SANDPIPER ad Potter Heigham Marshes this morning. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view nort
Norfolk 2.Garganey (ad +juv) Welney WWT
Norfolk 33.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen +Whimbrel. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk 20.Common Cranes Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls flew west past Weybourne Camp 6.35am-8.55am
Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape +Turnstone
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 8.47am TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Temminck's Stint again Potter Heigham Marshes on SW pool at 8.20am with Dunlin. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Cantley beet factory
Norfolk Wood Sand Burnham Norton Marsh still on last pool on right before sea wall +9.Spoonbills
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 6.20am +ad.Cattle Egret still (+Spotted Redshank 10.Common Cranes). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +5.Spotted Redshanks 2.Little Gulls TF.750.438 PE31 8BB