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Sunday 20th August 2017

A sunny day, bird highlights were a Great White Egret, a Red Kite drifting over just north of the A149, a single Whimbrel, 4 Swifts, a Cetti's Warbler and a juvenile Stonechat.

Moths were unremarkable, with an Archer's Dart, Rush Veneer and 5 White Points among the catch.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Kelling Water Meadows on pond briefly then flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Sacred Ibises reported y'day flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 7.15am
Norfolk Pied Fly Lynford Arboretum in oak on west side at 10am but no sign since
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme NOA still +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme still
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still 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 Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew east over freshmarsh
Norfolk Osprey y'day Felbrigg Hall NT flew over Old Deer Park towards hall at 5pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still on pool viewed from by duckpond tho elusive