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Thursday 5th July 2018

A fairly quiet day but a few highlights included a Kingfisher along the Broadwater, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove and several Curlews. Seawatching produced around 40 Sandwich Terns and a few Little Terns feeding along the shore.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from river bank at 3.45pm (+Great White Egret 2.Spoonbills). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk Curlew Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in NW corner at 2.50pm. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Scarce Black Arches moth last night Norwich trapped
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk mid morning +showing well
Norfolk Honey Buzzard fem 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint at 10.20am TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Cley NWT flew in off sea then flew inland over The Hangs
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day East Ruston Common in morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on City Hall
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh