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Tuesday 7th August 2018

A white Stork on the NWT reserve was very much today's highlight, with the bird taking off late morning and heading east, then circling high above the Observatory before disappearing from view. A Greenshank was recorded and three Humming bird Hawk-moths were on the Buddleias outside the observatory building.

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Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide this a'noon +5.Spoonbills
Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill mid a'noon
Norfolk White Stork till 10.45am Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track then flew east
Norfolk White Stork still 10.25am Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track
Norfolk White Stork Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track at 10.10am
Norfolk 5.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +4.Garganey Great White Egret. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern reported Cley NWT flew west over Simmonds' Scrape at 7.05am
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from The Holt still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195