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Friday 10th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper and 3 Green Sandpipers were on the NWT pools, while 2 Spoonbills were in Thornham Harbour, both asleep on one leg!

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Norfolk Caspian Gull near-ad Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide late a'noon
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT till c1.20pm then circled north east over sea +lost to view
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape at 12.53pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT flew east over reserve at 11am
Norfolk 15.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen ay 10.11am
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end at 8.19am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Caspian Gull (yellow-ringed) juv Cromer on beach early morning then flew out to sea
Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still early morning +Spotted Redshank still