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Thursday 22nd March 2018

On the sea 18+ Eiders, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 100+ Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, a Great Crested Grebe and a Guillemot were of interest.

In the moth traps a Grey Shoulder-knot, Dotted Border, Mottled Grey, Hebrew Character and Common Quaker were all recorded and 2 Small Tortoiseshells were on the reserve.

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Norfolk Jack Snipe Sculthorpe Moor from Whitley Hide at 12.46pm tho elusive
Norfolk Slav Grebe Weybourne Camp this morning +Shag flew east +Black Redstart
Norfolk 2.Ospreys flew west over Sculthorpe Moor at 12.20pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 12.12pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.51am
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork Breydon Water flew towards North Wall marshes
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.11am
Norfolk Purple Sand Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk Bittern y'day Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR in evng [sound-recorded in flight]