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Wednesday 25th April 2018

Highlights today included at least twelve Wheatears along the east bank and four on the NWT reserve. Seven were trapped and ringed, all biometrically appearing to be of the subspecies leucorhoa, the Greenland race. Other birds of note included a Ring Ouzel still present on the NWT reserve plus twenty Black-tailed Godwits and seventeen Ruff.

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Norfolk Nightjar fem Cley at Old Woman's Lane flew from hedge at 2.55pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 2.02pm Potter Heigham Marshes from footpath on south side (+2+drk.Garganey still)
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels (5.males) y'day Winterton tho elusive
Norfolk no sign of any Dotterel y'day 1ml NW of Eccles at Cart Gap in field west of NW end of Doggett's Lane. Use car park by lifeboat station then walk NW NR12 0QL
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still from visitor centre late morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 12.33pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still Potter Heigham Marshes at NW end late morning (+2+drk.Garganey still)
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels 1ml NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on NW side at 9.18am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER 2w.fem Horsey Gap flew north over dunes at 7.55am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER ringtail y'day Winterton North Dunes still 7.20pm