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Thursday 14th June 2018

A very blustery day with an adult Med Gull, a Little Tern fishing over the Broadwater, and a Cuckoo in the car park the only highlights of the day.

An Elephant Hawk moth, and a notable hatching of 23 Middle-barred Minors were among the moth catch. Brown Argus and Small Heath butterflies were flying in the afternoon.

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Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 1.55pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on west pool viewable from river bank by pumping station. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from river bank early a'noon (but Curlew Sand 3.drk.Garganey). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at Dove Street
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on west pool from river bank at 9.40am (+Curlew Sand 3.Spoonbills). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Little Gulls still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh