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Tuesday 1st May 2108

Bird of the day was a Wryneck, initially found on the entrance track to the reserve then seen regularly during the day on the NWT reserve. Other birds of note included two Ring Ouzels and a Common Redstart, again on the NWT reserve, two Tree Pipits West, four Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail, at least 16 Wheatears ( five trapped and ringed, again all biometrically Greenland subspecies ) a Red Kite and a Spoonbill on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 2.Pied Flys (1.male) Beeston Common mid a'noon
Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT still c2.30pm at south end from boardwalk (+1+Ring Ouzel Redstart)
Norfolk Pied Fly male Beeston Common on east side just beyond bungalows mid a'noon
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery still this a'noon in north section SE of southern chapel
Norfolk Redstart 1.5mls SE of Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park by yellow toilets at 1.55pm. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.40pm at Gun Hill (+fem/1w.male Black Redstart 5.Ring Ouzels 6.Spoonbills)
Norfolk Pied Fly male Horsey still 1.30pm in willows just north of Nelson Head track 200yds west of dunes
Norfolk Pied Fly male Wells Woods still 11.45am near old toilet block
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk 2.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes late morning +Little Gull. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 11.54am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from river bank (+Wood Sand). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from river bank. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section near southern chapel
Norfolk Pied Fly male Wells Woods still 10.40am west of track to beach in silver birches before old toilets
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Snettisham Coastal Park +male Whinchat. fem.Redstart at south end 350yds north of pines
Norfolk Garganey drk Upton Marshes in ditch north of Doles Pumphouse
Norfolk Pied Fly Wells Woods 100yds SW of old toilet block at 10.10am
Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT by approach track at 10.06am (+2.Ring Ouzels)
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Trimingham in clifftop wood +Spotted Fly
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male just NW of East Somerton on lawn east of Horsey Road
Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy Dunes in scrub at end of boardwalk
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton in garden of 54.South Beach
Norfolk Pied Fly male Horsey Gap by access track
Norfolk 3.Whinchats Horsey Corner
Norfolk Pied Fly male Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill on SW side at Pheasant Hotel car park at 7.35am. fem.Ring Ouzel on north side