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Tuesday 31st July 2018

A movement of Swifts was evident early morning with around five hundred noted flying west over the Observatory, with further birds over Thornham Harbour, these being joined by a Hobby. On the NWT pools there were three Green and three Common Sandpipers and two Little Ringed Plovers. A Humming bird Hawk-moth spent some time around the Buddleia outside the Observatory.

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Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 4.34pm
Norfolk Garganey y'day Cley NWT still
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (2w +2.juvs) Cromer on beach this morning
Norfolk 3.Little Stints flew SSW over Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT juv reported Welney WWT from Friends Hide (Black Tern from Lyle Hide)
Norfolk no sign of ad.Semipalmated Sand 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB 5.30-11am (but 15.Curlew Sands 4.Little Stints). Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Welney WWT from main hide +Bittern
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in evng. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on ad.Semipalmated Sand 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT Titchwell RSPB over Tidal Pool at 8.19am then flew north +no further sign by 9.45am
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.30am
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench at 9.30am +showing well. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT Titchwell RSPB over Tidal Pool at 8.19am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 7.46am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+9.Spoonbills still +13.Curlew Sands Spotted Redshank) PE31 8BB