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Monday 30th July 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was again on the NWT pools, together with 4 Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plovers. On the sea 44 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 5 Gannets, 14 Little Terns, 21 Sandwich Terns, and 5 Common Terns were noted on the sea, with a juvenile Med Gull on the beach. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juvenile Stonechat were of note around the reserve.

A Webb's Wainscot was the highlight in the moth trap, with 95 Common Rustics and 50 Turnips also recorded.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 26.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +14.Curlew Sands Little Gulls 6.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 12.30pm 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad again 11.24am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 7.30am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bench midway along dirt road (+Spoonbill). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.41am
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Semipalmated Sand Snettisham RSPB by 10.20am but probable 1s.Roseate Tern (+Black Tern 2.Arctic Terns (ad +1s) 15.Curlew Sands 2.Little Stints 10.Spotted Redshanks). Use c'pk off Beach Rd then walk S TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.03am +Wood Sand
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still (+21.Spoonbills 14.Curlew Sands 5.Spotted Redshanks) PE31 8BB
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB tho elusive (+Little Stint 2.Curlew Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks). Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Sandwich Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham flew east over Potter Heigham Marshes at 6.10am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bench midway along dirt road at 5.40am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE