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Tuesday 29th August 2017

A generally rather quiet day, with the highlights being a Great White Egret  at the western end of the Broadwater, a Crossbill again around the pines between the Obs and The Firs and a vocal Kingfisher active around the edge of the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still 2.25pm. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pec Sand 2.5mls SE of Brundall still 12.40pm at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by fishermen's car park TG.348.050 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 37.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 11.45am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Pec Sand Cantley beet factory still on NE pool at 10am. Sign in at gate NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Pec Sand 2.5mls SE of Brundall still at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by fishermen's car park TG.348.050 NR13 4HW