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Sunday 3rd June 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey still 2.Common Cranes 2.Sanderling. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 4.15pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk telescope +tripod lost Morston Quay by cafe tel.Howard 07590-064942 if found
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point flew south over 100yds west of The Hood at 3.45pm
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Winterton near totem pole at 3pm then flew towards repeater station
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still 2.20pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing still 1.45pm Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing till 12.30pm Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage then appeared to fly south +no further sign by 1.15pm
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 12.55pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 1pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow tho mobile
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing still 11.50am Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage tho elusive
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male again late morning Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 10.50am Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow on gate at NW corner of Kelling Quags
Norfolk Common Rosefinch male singing Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage at c11.05am
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male till 10.15am Blakeney Point east of Plantation then flew east +no further sign. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT east of East Bank mid morning: 1.on Serpentine, 4.on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor NR mid morning then flew west
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still c10.10am Blakeney Point east of Plantation tho mobile. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still mid morning Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.35am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Norwich still: 1.at White Lion Street, 1.at Maidstone Court
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Norwich over Castle Mound at 9.24am then flew west
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still c8.15am Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed +showing well. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still c7.50am Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still Kelling north of A149 200yds NE of Kelling Water Meadow along track to Kelling Hard briefly 6.35am tho elusive
Norfolk boat from Morston -Blakeney Point with Bishop's Boats at 10.30am (one-way then walk back to Cley) £5. First come first served. Access over wooden bridges on left at Morston Quay
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ