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Thursday 31st August 2017

An Osprey flew in off the sea just west of the NWT centre, while on the sea 5 Eiders, a Fulmar and a Great Crested Grebe were noted. Four Stonechats were in the dunes and 20 Black-tailed Godwits were on the NWT pools. A Cetti's Warbler was near the Observatory and ringing this morning produced 16 birds including 12 Meadow Pipits and 2 Swallows.

The moth traps were quiet with a Burnished Brass and Square-spot Rustic the highlights.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Cley NWT again on Richardson's Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk Pec Sand 2.5mls SE of Brundall still at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by fishermen's car park early a'noon TG.348.050 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey flew west over saltmarsh at 1.05pm
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad again 11.50am then flew towards Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse till 12.30pm on pool west of Beach Road then flew west
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Deepdale
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still on pool west of Beach Road
Norfolk Osprey flew east over Buckenham Marshes RSPB again 8.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua ad flew east past Titchwell RSPB at 8.50am
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Cromer on beach at 8.35am
Norfolk Osprey Horsey flew south along dunes at 8.34am