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Monday 2nd October 2017

Highlights today were 150 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 10 Brent Geese passing offshore, 3 Pintail west, 3 Eiders and 1500 Common Scoters on the sea, a Red-throated Diver west, a Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 35 Sandwich Terns, 2 Swallows, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, and a single Snow Bunting was on the beach.

In the moth traps Shore Wainscot and Rosy Rustic were species of note.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh ar 2.20pm
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes Horsey
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach at end of beach path at 1.52pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Kelling Water Meadow at 12.25pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods in birches west of beach boardwalk at 10am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Kelling Water Meadow still 12.56pm
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Titchwell RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.20am
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew south past Winterton this morning
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 11.51am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point flew south over Near Point at 10.04am
Norfolk 25+Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape still 11am +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still at south end of south section near roundabout
Norfolk 25+Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Scaup drk flew west past Cley at 8.17am