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Sunday 17th June 2018

A Red Kite drifted over Redwell Marsh and 2 Spoonbills were feeding on the Broadwater mid morning. A total of 4 Cuckoos were counted, and a Cetti's Warbler was calling near the NWT entrance gate. Three Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 2 Reed Warblers were also noted, with 9 Yellowhammers along Green Bank.

In the moth traps a Green Silver-lines, 2 Pine Hawk Moths and an Elephant Hawk were among the species caught.

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Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.28pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Cley at 12.50pm
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT again off East Bank at 1.55pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes viewed from east bank towards river at 12.28pm. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.30am
Norfolk Pied Crow Great Yarmouth again flew over racecourse then flew south over houses on Freemantle Road then flew SW at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on Farmers Avenue again by The Bell Hotel at 7.30am