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Sunday 26th August 2018

A cool grey day which deteriorated into heavy persistent rain in the afternoon. Highlights were 4 Spoonbills and 210 Teal on the NWT pools, with a Green Sandpiper and 11 Black-tailed Godwits also seen, single Arctic and Great Skuas at sea, and a Short-eared Owl hunting Lavender Marsh early morning.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still at SW end at Burgh Castle on South Wall Marshes viewed south from 3rd gate along footpath from church tho distant
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 7am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still early a'noon on freshmarsh
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Spoonbill
Norfolk Black Tern juv Rollesby Broad still 11am
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk Great S'water flew east past Sheringham at 8.52am +Balearic S'water flew east at 6.20am
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +9+Spoonbills still
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day 1/2ml north of Ludham Bridge flew over River Ant at 8.15pm