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Thursday 23rd August 2018

Highlights today included 30 Golden Plover and 38 Whimbrel passing overhead, on the NWT pools 2 Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper were noted with a Greenshank also flying over calling. A juvenile Cuckoo was on the NOA reserve at the west end of the pines and a Kingfisher was also seen. Passerines included 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, a Stonechat, 3 Whinchats on the corner of the sea wall at Thornham, and 5 Yellow Wagtails with the cattle on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Black Tern juv Rollesby Broad this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still 10.55am on gate NNW of Burgh Castle TG.478.057
Norfolk Icterine Wblr 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills tho elusive (+Pied Fly) cTF.925.458
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley off Coastguards at 10.35am
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Burgh Castle Marshes
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water over North Wall Marshes at 9am
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Cley at 8.45am
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cantley beet factory
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks