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Saturday 18th August 2018

A Wood and 3 Green Sandpipers were seen on the NWT pools with 20+ Snipe also recorded during the day. Three Yellow Wagtails flew over calling and 2 Black-tailed Godwits were also of interest. A Swift, 8 House Martins and 55+ Swallows were passing through west, a Stonechat was on the east bank and a Cetti's Warbler was heard along the footpath across Redwell Marsh.

Moths included Frosted Orange, Gold Spot, Garden Tiger, White Point, Rush Veneer, Silver Y and Angle Shades.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Holme NWT still from 1st hide late morning
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull (Polish-ringed) juv Cromer still east of pier at 11am
Norfolk 2.Black Terns flew east past Cley at 10.15am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. 3.Spotted Redshanks on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Blakeney Point