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Sunday 13th May 2018

Two Cuckoos were recorded again today with a Common Sandpiper on the NWT pools. A drake Red-crested Pochard was on the Broadwater.


A Grasshopper Warbler showing well - Walsey Hills, May 2018 © David Bratt

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton
Norfolk report of Great White Egret Winterton was erroneous
Norfolk 1+Black Tern Colney GPs
Norfolk probable Iceland Gull juv flew NW past Waxham Gap at c2.30pm
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh then flew towards North Scrape at 1.30pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton flew south over Low Road
Norfolk 3.Garganey (all drks) Potter Heigham Marshes +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Potter Heigham Marshes on north side still 12.45pm +Wood Sand
Norfolk 7.Garganey (6.drks) Welney WWT
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on Serpentine at 12.20pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT still midday from visitor centre
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Potter Heigham Marshes on north side +2.drk.Garganey Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Snettisham flew north over Ken Hill Marshes at c10.30am
Norfolk Garganey y'day Welney WWT +Spotted Redshank Arctic Tern
Norfolk Spotted Redshank y'day Welney WWT +Arctic Tern
Norfolk 5.Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT still tho mobile
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing still Norwich at All Saint's Green at 8am. Arctic Tern Whitlingham Lane Ctry Park
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing still Norwich at All Saint's Green at 8am. Arctic Tern Whitlingham Lane Ctry Park
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water by South Wall near fishermen's car park
Norfolk no sign of male.Black-headed Wagtail Happisburgh in horse paddock by Church Farm by 7.25am. Park before rough track then walk along rough track