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Tuesday 8th May 2018

A rather quiet day, seven Ruff remained on the track side pools looking increasingly impressive as they gain their breeding plumage. Two Swifts were noted early morning and two Redpolls flew over heading west. A good selection of Butterflies were again seen which included Painted Lady, Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue.

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Norfolk 2+Turtle Doves (1.male singing) New Buckenham Common this morning
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still mid a'noon west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs beyond fields in ash 100yds before 2nd gate
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.40pm
Norfolk Osprey Saddle Bow flew south over Great Ouse Relief Channel at 2.39pm
Norfolk no further sign of reported Olive-backed Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide by 2.33pm
Norfolk Osprey King's Lynn flew south over health centre at 2.25pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull 2w Waxham again on rocks midway between beach track +pipe dump at 2.12pm
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT Cley NWT on east side in grass from Babcock Hide at 1.51pm tho elusive
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 12.45pm west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs beyond fields in ash 100yds before 2nd gate
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs beyond fields in trees before 2nd gate at 9am
Norfolk no news on ad.Purple Heron Cley NWT
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns near Beetley at East Bilney on workings at 8.15am then flew off
Norfolk Golden Oriole 1s.male singing Titchwell RSPB in willows behind visitor centre at 6am then flew off
Norfolk 2.Dotterel still 1ml north of Docking +west of Choseley Farm in bare field east of road at 10.10am TF.757.390
Norfolk harrier sp ringtail Burnham Overy flew east over grazing marsh at 10.24am
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew east past Sidestrand
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 9.12am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Muckleburgh Hill at 6.50am
Norfolk no news on male.Iberian Chiffchaff west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs beyond wooded area by 1st gate to NWT grazed area
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Burnham Overy Dunes +2.Whinchats 2.Nightingales
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Thornham in garden by road
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Kelling Water Meadow briefly 6.45am