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Friday 6th October 2017

The main highlight today was a continuous arrival of Pink-feet with over 1000 birds on the grazing marsh by the end of the afternoon. Also of note were 7 Pintail west, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Pom Skuas 2 Arctic Skuas, 58 Great Skuas and an Arctic Tern at sea, while around the reserve 12 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, a male Stonechat, 2 Bramblings and a Siskin were of note.

Butterflies were enjoying the shelter and the sunshine with 2 Small Coppers, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Wall Brown and 8+ Red Admirals recorded.

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Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 3.40pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still 3.25pm in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Spoonbill ad flew west past Sheringham at 3.12pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Heacham south of South Beach south of field opposite green shed at 3.05pm then flew north but no sign of juv.Rose-coloured Starling
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 2.55pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Quags (+Curlew Sand still)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne this morning
Norfolk Black Tern flew past Sheringham this morning +Scaup
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Kelling Quags +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Grey Phal flew north past Winterton Dunes at 1.10pm (+2.Little Gulls Puffin)
Norfolk Water Pipit Thorpe-next Haddiscoe Marshes by pools at 1pm +Jack Snipe
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Kelling Quags
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 12.05pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 11.17am
Norfolk 9.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.15am +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10am
Norfolk Purple Sand flew west past Cley at 8.42am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh