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Saturday 9th September 2017

Seawatching today produced a single Barnacle Goose west (unknown origin), 103 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater, 80 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 60 Sandwich Terns, and 32 Common Terns.

High tides produced some impressive counts at Gore Point including 500 Oystercatchers, 400 Grey Plover, 2000 Bar-tailed Godwits and 5000 Knot.

Also of interest were 6 Black-tailed Godwits on the grazing marsh, a Green Sandpiper flying east, 2 Greenshank in Thornham Harbour, 2 Swifts, a Hobby, 2 Stonechats and 4 Wheatears along Thornham Bank, and the passage of House Martins and Swallows continued with 63 and 70 respectively counted during the day.

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Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +Short-eared Owl over saltmarsh this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water off North Wall
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still this a'noon (4.Wood Sands 8.Garganey). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still 2.24pm Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tents
Norfolk Common Crane Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.15am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water at east end early morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still 10.50am Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tents
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Snettisham Coastal Park at north end near tents at 9.45am (+Whinchat