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Wednesday 16th August 2017

A calling Crossbill around the Pines between the Obs and the Firs started the day off, though was not seen subsquently. Two Great White Egrets were present in the area, one on the NWT pools the second in flight over the Grazing Marsh mid morning. Other birds seen included a Greenshank and a Kingfisher along the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still 1.50pm north of A149 on pool north of bus stop (+juv.Caspian Gull)
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still late morning north of A149 on pool north of bus stop (+Turtle Dove still)
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still north of A149 on pool north of bus stop at 10.05am (+Turtle Dove flew south)
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves Seething still
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SAND ad y'day again Snettisham RSPB on mud north of 1st hide at 6.10pm tho distant