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Friday 17th August 2018

A Great White Egret flew west late morning and a Red Kite passed over, with Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and 15 Snipe of note on the NWT pools, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps and a juvenile Stonechat around the Observatory.

A good variety of moths was still present with 43 species in the traps including Gold Spot, White-line Dart, Six Striped Rustic, Swallow Prominent and Southern Wainscot among the species caught. Butterflies included Small Copper, Brown Argus and Common Blue.

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Norfolk Purple Heron juv Hopton-on-Sea flew in off sea at 2.20pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew west over Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+4.Garganey). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew SW over Blakeney Point at 8.11am
Norfolk Caspian Gull (Polish-ringed) juv Cromer still on beach
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl at grazing meadow. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool