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Friday 13th July 2018

A Pink-footed Goose was still around the marsh and 9 Teal were of note. On the sea 40 Common Scoters, 12 Gannets, 6 Fulmars, 374 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, 5 Little Terns, and 28 Bar-tailed Godwits were on the beach together with 13 Curlew and a Sanderling. Three Whimbrel passed overhead and a Spoonbill was around the Broadwater in the morning. Five Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, and 4 Reed Warblers were also noted.

Mothing highlights today included Garden Tiger, Coxcomb Prominent, a Kent Black Arches, Buff Arches, Buff Footman, Elephant Hawk Moth, Early Thorn, Water Veneer, 4 Rosy Footman and a female Oak Eggar.

NOA Moth Day tomorrow from 10am

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad till 2.10pm Titchwell RSPB then flew NE +no sign since
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still 12.45pm Titchwell RSPB north of Island Hide +showing well (+Garganey)
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still 12.07pm Titchwell RSPB north of Island Hide
Norfolk again no sign of possible Lesser Yellowlegs 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB 6.30am-7.30am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool. 4.Spotted Redshanks on freshmarsh +4.Little Gulls