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Sunday 27th May 2018

A juvenile Little Gull was out over the marsh early afternoon and a Spotted Flycatcher was on the NWT reserve, with Turtle Dove again seen in the forestry area.

Moths today included Small Elephant Hawk, Bordered White, Small Waved Umber, and 12 Diamond-backs. Hairy Hawker and Four-spotted Chaser were seen around the reserve together with Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper and Wall Brown.

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Norfolk possible Honey Buzzard flew NNE over Snetterton at 11am
Norfolk possible Honey Buzzard Norwich flew east over Alexandra Road at c1.15pm
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still 1.20pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Blakeney Harbour
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 11.15am
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still mid morning at Potter Heigham Marshes +5.Garganey Little Stint. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.40am
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk 5+BEE-EATERS flew south over Burnham Norton at 8.55am
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich opposite The Mall entrance on roof of Hughes at 6.25am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) between Burnham Deepdale +Burnham Norton on pool south of sea wall at 8.15am cTF.819.451
Norfolk reported White-winged Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes are Black Terns. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.White-winged Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on north side at 7.33am (+Little Stint still). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad Holkham flew south over grazing marsh at 7.20am
Norfolk Short-toed Lark still Blakeney Point near Halfway House at 6.30am (+Osprey flew in off sea then south