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Friday 8th September 2017

On the sea today, 4 Eiders, 80 Common Scoters, 10 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Bonxies, one Arctic Skua, 41 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. Also of note today were a Great White Egret, Swift, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, and a Hobby.

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still 12.55pm Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tentsNorfolk Black Tern juv Norwich at Colney GPs at 11am (not White-winged Black Tern)
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB. Short-eared Owl by path near beach
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike still 10.15am Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tents tho elusive
Norfolk possible White-winged Black Tern juv Norwich at Colney GPs early morning tho distant (for 3rd day) (possibly not Black Tern)
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tents in field at 8.25am