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Thursday 10th August 2017

A few migrants were around the reserve with a juvenile Cuckoo near the Dell Hide, a Wheatear and a family of Pied Wagtails and Stonechats all active on the east bank. Seawatching was a little quieter with 20 Teal west, 500+ Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 28 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, 11 Little Terns, a Black Tern, 55 Sandwich Terns, 31 Common Terns and an adult Kittiwake all noted.

Moth traps were very quiet but insect highlights included a Grayling outside the Observatory, and a Brown Hawker dragonfly on the reserve.

Grayling butterfly near the Observatory building

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Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine this morning
Norfolk Purple Sand Titchwell RSPB on beach east of main path at 11.38am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Cantley beet factory