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Wednesday 9th May 2018

Another relatively quiet day bird wise, with a Red Kite over Thornham Bank the only real bird of note. The continuing hot weather has meant an increase in insect activity with the first Hawk moths, Eyed and Small Elephant in the traps this morning which were amongst a total of 24 moth species caught.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 3.35pm
Norfolk White Stork still 2.50pm west of Sparham tho mobile
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 2.30pm Norwich at Mountergate near Baltic Wharf
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 12.40pm Norwich at Surrey Street/ All Saints Green junction
Norfolk White Stork flew east near Sparham at 2.35pm
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Breydon Water flew north over North Wall mid a'noon
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse till 2.02pm then flew east over Iron Road
Norfolk 1+American Wigeon (drk +possible fem) still early a'noon Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse still 12.35pm on pool 25yds west of Iron Road
Norfolk 1+American Wigeon (drk +possible fem) Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool late morning
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male Winterton North Dunes over toad pools at 10.30am then flew north
Norfolk Honey Buzzard east of Burnham Overy Staithe flew west at 9.54am
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse between Iron Road +Babcock Hide from Attenborough Walk at 9.51am
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier ad.male near Foulsham flew east over A1067 at 9.33am
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.10am +1s.Little Gull. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills (2.ads +1w) Breydon Water at east end at 8am
Norfolk reported Iberian Chiffchaff west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs is an atypical Chiffchaff
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on roof of Parmenter Gate Court flats viewed from Mountergate at 7.39am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both ads) Breydon Water at east end at 7.40am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still west of Ringstead at Ringstead Downs beyond fields in ash 100yds before 2nd gate at 6.40am