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Thursday 24th May 2018

A Wheatear was on the beach and a Spoonbill was on the grazing marsh, with 2 Cuckoos still active around the Broadwater.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue and Green Hairstreak.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2.13pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk probable Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Holkham just east of Lady Anne's Drive in scrub opposite pillbox [heard only]. Do not enter fields
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male still 1.21pm Titchwell RSPB 50yds along Meadow Trail
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Waxham this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.04pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 10.51am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall near junction of paths tho distant. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail fem Cromer on golf course then flew east
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.49am Titchwell RSPB by main path in willows 50yds from junction of paths
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Rose Lane at 8.30am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Guildhall Hill on roof of The Library restaurant at 8.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall just east of junction of paths at 9.05am. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.02am Titchwell RSPB at Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 8.30am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB between car park entrance +Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB