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Thursday 17th August 2017

Heavy rain during the morning made for a rather quiet day. On the sea a single Bonxie and 6 Arctic Skuas were recorded. A Greenshank was at Gore Point and the Great White Egret was active at the very west end of the grazing marsh. A young Stonechat was near the Observatory.

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Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 2.05pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 1.35pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still midday Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands still Cantley beet factory
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still this a'noon then flew east +landed in grass west of Beach Road north of A149 near 1st pool
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still 10.26am north of duckpond on marshy pools
Norfolk Spoonbill Brancaster Staithe harbour at seaward end by main channel
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN again Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 10.15am. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still north of duckpond at 8.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret on Sunday Burnham Market flew over campsite at 8.30am
Norfolk 32.Spoonbills y'day 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey