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Saturday 11th August 2018

A total of 8 Spoonbills were on Thornham Marsh and in the harbour, with a Common Sandpiper around the Broadwater.

Moths today included Garden Tiger, Drinker, Swallow Prominent, Rosy Rustic and Archer's Dart. Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were on the buddleias and Brown Argus, Small Heath and Common Blue were notable butterflies.

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Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still 1.30pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pools from bank 100yds west of The Holt. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk White Stork flew south over Walsey Hills NOA at c1.05pm
Norfolk White Stork Salthouse flew west over Iron Road at c12.40pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT again over West Bank at c12.12pm
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Spoonbill. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pools from bank 100yds west of The Holt at 7am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE