Thursday 26th April 2018

A group of 20+ Greenland Wheatears was active along the east bank at the Observatory today, with 3 trapped and ringed. A Grasshopper Warbler was also reeling there during the afternoon and 2 Stonechats were of interest. A Water Rail was heard near the car parks and a flock of 40 Whimbrel was near Thornham Harbour. At least 5 Swifts were counted and a Hobby flew west over the Obs with 60+ Swallows and 4 House Martins also noted.  A Cuckoo was calling at Redwell Marsh.

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Norfolk Spoonbill y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels 1ml NW of Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp
Norfolk American Golden Plover 1s again 3pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide NR25 7SA
Norfolk American Golden Plover 1s still 2.29pm Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk probable American Golden Plover 1s till 12.20pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide then flew off +no further sign by 12.43pm NR25 7SA
Norfolk possible American Golden Plover 1s Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 12.07pm NR25 7SA
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes tho mobile. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Ring Ouzels Waxham in dunes late morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes late morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w flew west past Sidestrand at 8.40am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew west past Sidestrand at 7.30am