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Thursday 19th April 2018

A beautiful sunny day with temperatures reaching 25 degrees, 2 Cuckoos were calling during the morning and a pair of Ring Ouzels landed on the east bank briefly and flew off south west. At least 12 Chiffchaffs were recorded together with a Willow Warbler, 10+ Blackcaps, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, and in the dunes 2 Wheatears were on the NWT reserve. On the sea a female Red-breasted Merganser and 16 Sandwich Terns were counted.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Old Hunstanton in dunes by golf course
Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT on pool midway along road
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse still 2.20pm east of Iron Road
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse by Iron Road this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still 12.50pm flew east
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide at 1.05pm
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley NWT still 12.55pm on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (all males) Burnham Overy Dunes tho mobile
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Burnham Norton flew south over A149
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe Marshes
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Cley NWT still midday on Billy's Wash
Norfolk 8+Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes at 11.30am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley NWT still on Watling Water from Babcock Hide
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Cley NWT still 11.05am on Billy's Wash. 2.Garganey still late morning Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Wryneck Kelling east of quags in quarry by gun emplacements at 8.15am then flew east
Norfolk 5+Ring Ouzels Cromer on cliff below golf course
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Blakeney Freshmarsh on south side viewable from Friary Hills entrance gate at 9.35am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Turtle Dove flew west
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day north of North Walsham at Swafield
Norfolk 2.Garganey Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Cley NWT flew east over East Bank at 8.10am. Great White Egret flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 8.05am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Cley NWT flew east over East Bank at 8.10am. Great White Egret flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 8.05am
Norfolk 6.Garganey (4.drks) still Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk Garganey y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT flew over Rush Hill Scrape at 6.20am