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Thursday 2nd August 2018

On the sea today 16 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Fulmars, 56 Little Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns were recorded. A juvenile Stonechat was on the reserve and a Greenshank flew over calling. On the NWT pools at least 3 Green Sandpipers, a Wood and a Common Sandpiper were recorded, and a Barn Owl was hunting the grazing marsh.

Moths included 7 Garden Tigers, a Silky Wainscot, a Poplar Hawk Moth, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth on the buddleia outside the Obs.

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Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Cley NWT +7.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section west of 1st chapel early a'noon
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench at 10.56am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section just east of 1st chapel
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB at c10am (+12.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water flew up River Yare at 8am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis till 6.40am Titchwell RSPB then flew east towards saltmarsh +no further sign by 7.20am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew to Tidal Pool (+3+Spoonbills still)