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Saturday 12th May 2018

Three Cuckoos were very active around the Broadwater and grazing marshes today, with a Curlew Sandpiper still on the NWT reserve an adult Tawny Owl trapped and ringed at the Observatory.

Moths included Pine Beauty, Chinese Character, Spectacle and Silver Y, while many butterflies were on the wing in the sunshine including Small Heath, Small Copper, Green Hairstreak, Comma and Orange Tip.

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Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still 1.49pm from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park still 1.06pm on wires +showing well
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still 12.08pm from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Turtle Dove Brancaster left of road to beach at 9.30am
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still late morning west of Iron Road south of main drain then flew +appeared to land on pool north of main drain
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT landed in vegetation by pool west of Iron Road south of main drain (+Little Stint till c10.20am then flew west)
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT from Main Hide
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on Pope's Marsh off East Bank
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Seething still
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Snettisham at 9.55am +2.Nightingales singing
Norfolk again no sign of Temminck's Stint 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 9.20am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on pool west of Iron Road south of main drain
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Hickling Broad NWT in reedbed near Stubb Mill at 5.35pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Holkham Pines at east end by Pinewoods caravan park at 8am
Norfolk Turtle Dove flew west over Holme Dunes +appeared to land at Old Hunstanton at 7.30am
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh