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Thursday 21st September 2017

Another 50 Pink-feet came in off the sea during the morning, and 4 Brent Geese were at the village hides. On the sea 500 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 14 Gannets, 4 Guillemots and a Great Crested Grebe were recorded. Other birds of interest included 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Snipe, a Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Sand Martins, 55 Swallows, 88 House Martins, a Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, a single Whinchat, and 2 Stonechats.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 3.05pm near picnic area
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey in flooded cattle field east of village at 7.30am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard ad flew south over Great Ryburgh village at 11.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB near picnic area then flew towards Fen Trail at 1.20pm
Norfolk no sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall near gate by 12.30pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Welney WWT right of fence c100yds from hide at 12.08pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT still +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on ramp opposite Waterside Bar at 6.45am
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +2w) y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide in evng +7.Little Stints 2.Curlew Sands