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Monday 20th August 2018

The Wood Sandpiper was still on the NWT pools with 2 Green Sandpipers and 7 + Common Sandpipers around the Broadwater and a Greenshank over calling. A Cetti's Warbler and 3 Stonechats were along the east bank and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling, with 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 13 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 10 Reed Warblers and 7 Goldfinches ringed during the day.

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Norfolk again no sign of ad.White-rumped Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning. Use c'pk at Lathams +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT. Garganey from Lyle Hide
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 2.Dotterel (both ads) near Felmingham in field at 9am then flew south
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Berney Marshes at Berney Arms at 3pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 9.30am Breydon Water by South Wall near pump house tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Burnham Overy Staithe
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank. 7.Spoonbills on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Cattle Egret Breydon Water by South Wall on marsh between Burgh Castle +pump house