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Tuesday 1st August 2017


Two Great White Egrets were again at the west end of the Broadwater and at least a single Common and Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were also present. A Turtle Dove was singing early morning opposite Redwell Marsh and a Wheatear and two Stonechat were along the East Bank.

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Norfolk 36.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 2.35pm. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male +3.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 1pm +ad.Cattle Egret still tho mobile (+7.Spoonbills 4.Garganey Wood Sand). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still 8.30am
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Breydon Water briefly
Norfolk Arctic Tern juv Gorleston on groyne
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spoonbills 2.Little Gulls
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT y'day still Potter Heigham Marshes still in evng (+6.Spoonbills 2.Wood Sands). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank