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Tuesday 5th September 2017

A Blustery and at times damp day though this seemingly didn't deter a small passage of Swallows and House Martins west along the coast during the day, with at least ten Swifts in amongst them. On the Sea the Common Scoter flock has increased to around 300 birds with at least four Scaup found in amongst them, the group of five Eider were recorded again as well. A juvenile Black Tern was a nice surprise flying west along the shoreline early morning and a Great White Egret was again on the NWT pools along with a Short-eared Owl hunting near Lavender Marsh.

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Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER y'day past Sea Palling
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Dotterel juv still 2.13pm Cley NWT on beach 200yds west of north end of East Bank NR25 7SA
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT north of car park mid a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Whinchat Cley NWT on fence 300yds east of north end of East Bank this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Wells on floods west of caravan site
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Warham Greens
Norfolk Dotterel juv still 1.28pm Cley NWT on beach 200yds west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB in car park this morning
Norfolk Dotterel juv still 1pm Cley NWT on beach 200yds west of north end of East Bank (2.Spoonbills on The Serpentine)
Norfolk Dotterel juv still 12.26pm Cley NWT on beach 200yds west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton. juv.Curlew Sand on pool by sea wall
Norfolk Dotterel juv Cley NWT on beach 200yds west of north end of East Bank at 11.49am
Norfolk Barred Wblr Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls north of beach road by pine plantation gate. possible Wryneck by gate 1/2ml north of beach road
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT in a'noon
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk no sign of ad.White-winged Black Tern 1ml ENE of Rockland St.Mary at Rockland Broad by 8am (but Osprey still) NR14 7HP