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Sunday 3rd September 2017

A juvenile Montagu's Harrier landed on the grazing marsh for a short while during the morning before flying off. A Great White Egret was still present and on the sea 5 Eiders, 25 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were of note, while 8 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff and 2 Greenshank were also recorded, a Kingfisher flew across the saltmarsh between Holme and Thornham, and a Spotted Flycatcher was along the track towards the village hides. A total of 8 Stonechats, 3 Whinchats and 2 Wheatears were recorded, and a Clouded Yellow was seen along the sea wall between Holme and Thornham.

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Norfolk Osprey near Lyng again in tree opposite Three Bridges Farm mid a'noon. View from road. Do not block farm entrance TG.058.184
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier juv Holme on grazing marsh briefly late morning then flew inland (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk 40.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at midday. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes +Spoonbill. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pec Sand flew east over Kelling Water Meadow at 9.30am
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad still 10.45am
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Old Hunstanton at 10.43am
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad again viewed from Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Garganey Breydon Water
Norfolk 5.Garganey Potter Heigham Marshes still on NW pool. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Potter Heigham Marshes at 8.55am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk possible Isabelline Wheatear Cley NWT on East Bank at 8am then flew to marsh
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still on east side at 8.45am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk no sign of Osprey near Lyng at Three Bridges Farm by 8am. View from road. Do not block farm entrance