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Friday 22nd September 2017

A beautiful sunny day with a light westerly breeze, highlights today included a Slavonian Grebe off Gore Point, a ring-tail Hen Harrier west over the grazing marsh, 2 Little Stints on the beach, 3 Black-tailed Godwits along the edge of Broadwater, a single Ruff, a Short-eared Owl hunting lavender marsh, a Kingfisher, 3 Bearded Tits in the reeds on the southern edge of Broadwater, 24 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, and single Stonechat and Wheatear in the dunes.

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Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv between Cley +Salthouse still 2.45pm at Sea Pool
Norfolk still no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 1.30pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Osprey Felbrigg Hall NT over lake at 2pm then flew NW
Norfolk White Stork (unringed) NNE of Long Stratton still just WSW of Stratton St.Michael at 2.04pm. View from footpath off Fairfield Close TM.203.935
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at picnic area at 1.10pm
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Holme at Gore Point on beach at 1pm
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 12.25pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Woodlark Sheringham flew east over Beeston Common at 9.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv between Cley +Salthouse at Sea Pool at 10.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme at Lavender Marsh
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT on North Scrape +3.Curlew Sands. 6.Spoonbills towards Blakeney Marsh
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Titchwell RSPB offshore at 10.10am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water +2.Curlew Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe along track 60yds south of gate briefly 9.40am. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp L bend. Keep to path TF.852.448
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme on sea off Gore Point at 9am
Norfolk Serin Heacham flew south over South Beach at 7.37am then flew north at 8.15am