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Sunday 5th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers were of note on the NWT pools. A juvenile Stonechat was around the reserve and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling. On the sea a Fulmar, 5 Little Terns, 18 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were recorded.

Moths included 4 Humming-bird Hawk Moths on the buddleias, and a Twin-spotted Wainscot in the traps.

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Norfolk 1+Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+9.Wood Sands 5.Garganey Great White Egret). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk reported Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly recently Titchwell RSPB was a Migrant Hawker
Norfolk no sign of 1s.Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid morning (but 8.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Balearic S'water y'day flew west past Sheringham 5am-9am (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gull (2.2s +juv) y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape in evng +2+Wood Sands