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Tuesday 12th September 2017

A surprisingly productive day on the sea with a total of 25 Manx Shearwaters and 27 Bonxies recorded. The first Pink-feet were seen arriving, a flock of twelve, flying in across the Wash then  heading West along the coast. A Short-eared Owl was again present on Lavender Marsh. Seven species of Butterfly were also recorded, including a Painted Lady and a Hummingbird Hawk Moth was on the Buddleia outside the Obs building.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 2.22pm (+36.Spoonbills). Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Black Tern juv Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.4 at 11.57am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Cley NWT still east of East Bank at south end of The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Tern flew past Cromer