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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Birds early morning on the Broadwater included five Spoonbills and three each of Greenshank and Common Sandpiper. Two Turtle Doves and two Yellow Wagtails flew past west, and three Pied Flycatchers and one Spotted Flycatcher were in the pines behind the Observatory.

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Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 2.28pm +Great White Egret flew over
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemy still in north section
Norfolk still no further sign of 1w.Icterine Warbler Winterton South Dunes below public steps 100yds north of chalet park by mid a'noon (but 2.Pied Flys 4.Whinchats. Pied Fly North Dunes) NR29 4DD
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 11am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Icterine Warbler Winterton Dunes in South Valley 100yds north of chalet park in bracken +rowan below public steps by 9.45am NR29 4DD
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Breydon Water at SW end on South Wall Marshes (Spotted Redshank at east end)
Norfolk Icterine Warbler 1w still Winterton Dunes in South Valley 100yds north of chalet park in bracken +rowan below public steps (+3.Whinchats) NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2w +Polish-ringed juv) y'day Cromer still on beach +showing well
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still