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Friday 27th April 2018

A truly horrible day with steady rain and temperatures falling. At least 5 Wheatears of the Greenland race were still on the east bank during the day, with a pair of Stonechats also of note. Two Cuckoos were also heard and 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Common Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Sedge Warblers and 4 Reed Warblers were also logged.

In the moth traps an Early Grey and a Muslin moth were the highlights.

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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on Billy's Wash at 1.25pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots at 11am. Access by NWT boat
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml NW of Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cawston Heath still
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Cantley Marshes RSPB at 8.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret Martham flew SSE over Cess Staithe 7.20-7.25am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer on sea briefly 7.05am then flew west