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Monday 23rd April 2018

A blustery day but many spring migrants still around with 3 Ring Ouzels on the NWT reserve and 3 Wheatears a Common Redstart and a Whinchat also seen in the dunes. A large flock of 45 Yellow Wagtails was still among the cattle south of the river Hun and could be viewed from a distance, with 2 Stonechats along the east bank on the NOA reserve. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling along the access road and 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Willow Warbler and 6 Chiffchaffs were also seen.

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Norfolk 2.Dotterel (1.male) 1ml NW of Eccles at Cart Gap in field west of NW end of Doggett's Lane at 2.18pm. Use car park by lifeboat station then walk NW NR12 0QL
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.35pm from Daukes' Hide +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Woods in grass field. Spoonbill flew west over Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Woods in grass field. Spoonbill flew west over Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide early a'noon then flew to field towards coastguards. Glaucous Gull flew past West Runton
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide early a'noon then flew to field towards coastguards. Glaucous Gull flew past West Runton
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) Holme Dunes in forestry +male.Redstart Whinchat. View south from access road near Highland Cattle
Norfolk Dotterel flew west over Walsey Hills NOA at 12.35pm
Norfolk no further sign of Alpine Swift Cromer by 12.08pm
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT Cromer flew along cliff over Happy Valley towards Cromer at 11.15am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham at Pipe Dump
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER Horsey between Horsey Gap car park +end of Nelson Head track at 10.25am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton by Low Road
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 9am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Trimingham on cliff face below bottle bank
Norfolk harrier sp ringtail flew north over Horsey Gap at 7.45am