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Saturday 16th September 2017

Further seawatching today produced 5 Manx Shearwaters, 9 Fulmars, 3 Bonxies, 8 Arctic Skuas, 23 Shelduck, 78 Wigeon, 2 Black Terns, 139 Gannets, 8 Auk sp, 1 Guillemot, 9 Sandwich Terns and a Red-throated Diver. Also of note were 6 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Tree Pipit over east.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still 3.10pm c500yds east of coastguards
Norfolk 10.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.45pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 2.32pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Titchwell RSPB still 1.50pm on freshmarsh at end of Autumn Trail +showing well (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Kelling Water Meadows in evng +Curlew Sand
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Lanceolated Warbler y'day Blakeney Point
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 12.05pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Titchwell RSPB still 12.55pm on freshmarsh (+6.Little Stints Curlew Sand). Y-br.Wblr still this a'noon behind visitor centre
Norfolk phalarope sp Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 12.20pm tho distant
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still 400yds east of coastguards at 12.11pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 11am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape (+2.Little Stints)
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley flew past East Bank at 11.40am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley on sea mid morning
Norfolk probable Cory's S'water flew past Cley (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still behind visitor centre at 10.15am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.03am
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +juv.Curlew Sand
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 9.02am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.31am