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Friday 1st September 2017

Highlights today were a Whinchat on the NWT reserve, 5 Eider, 8 Common Scoter, 30 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Common Terns on the sea, 3 Stonechats around the east bank, a Kingfisher trapped and ringed, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Willow Warbler, a Yellow Wagtail over calling, and both Great White Egret and Spoonbill also of interest.

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Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still 12.54pm on pool behind duckpond
Norfolk Pec Sand 2.5mls SE of Brundall still 12.53pm at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by fishermen's car park TG.348.050 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Harbour at 10.30am
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +juv) Cromer on beach at 8.30am
Norfolk Spoonbill Hunstanton flew south over golf course
Norfolk Pec Sand 2.5mls SE of Brundall still at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by fishermen's car park (+Spoonbill. Osprey flew towards Buckenham) TG.348.050 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still on pool west of Beach Road at 7.50am then flew to pools behind duckpond
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank