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Tuesday 21st August 2018

A quieter day than was hoped for with a Spoonbill, Common and Green Sandpiper the best birds around the Broadwater. A Pied Flycatcher and a young Cuckoo were on the NWT reserve, with the latter watched being fed by a Reed Warbler.

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Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 3.27pm
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemy: 1.in north section, 1.in south section
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Gorleston at golf course
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Breydon Water on South Wall Marshes towards Burgh Castle early morning
Norfolk Black Tern juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 1.29pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Trimingham in trees near pottery then flew off
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Winterton Dunes in South Valley briefly this morning (+3.Pied Flys Whinchat)
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 12.40pm
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Cromer at Cromer Golf Course on cliff edge by telegraph pole 9am-9.05am then flew to base of cliff
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at east end at high tide