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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.

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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 LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB
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