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Monday 4th September 2017

A dull and drizzly start with an increasing south-east breeze produced a few interesting sightings at the Obs with single Great White Egret and Spoonbill, together with 11 Black-tailed Godwits flying east, a Spotted Redshank on the Broadwater, 13 Snipe, 5 Swifts and over 150 Swallows all recorded. On the NWT reserve 2 Short-eared Owls were around Lavender Marsh and a Whinchat was in the dunes.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.12pm 1ml ENE of Rockland St.Mary at Rockland Broad (+Osprey still) NR14 7HP
Norfolk 30.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern still mid a'noon 1ml ENE of Rockland St.Mary at Rockland Broad (+Osprey again) NR14 7HP
Norfolk no sign of Osprey Rockland Broad late morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Rockland Broad from corner beyond hide at 10.40am
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water +1,300+Avocets