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Friday 7th September 2018

On the sea today 4 Common Scoters, 18 Gannets, a Bonxie and 65 Sandwich Terns were of note. A Spoonbill and a Great White Egret were of note today, with 3 Turtle Doves near the paddocks and flocks of 55 Golden Plover and 98 Lapwings moving west along the ridge. Also of interest were a Hobby over the back of the grazing marshes, and 6 Snipe.

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Norfolk hybrid Pallid Harrier x Hen Harrier juv 1.5ml NNE of Wells flew W over East Hills 10.37am then Wells 10.55am, Holkham 11.05am, Burnham Overy 11.17am-11.20am, Burnham Norton 11.30am +Ringstead 12.35pm [not Pallid Harrier; reidentified from photographs]
Norfolk hybrid Pallid Harrier x Hen Harrier flew west over Ringstead at 12.35pm
Norfolk reported juv.Pallid Harrier west over Ringstead is a Hen Harrier (or hybrid)
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew west over Ringstead at 12.3pm
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Norfolk Pallid or Montagu's Harrier juv Sheringham flew in off sea at 6.40am then landed on golf course then flew west
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point in plantation at 12.25pm
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew west over Burnham Norton at 11.30am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Burnham Overy flew west over Gun Hill track at 11.20am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Burnham Overy flew west over marshes towards sea wall +Burnham Overy Staithe village at 11.17am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Holkham flew west over north end of Lady Anne's Drive at c11.05am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Wells flew west over Beach Road at c10.55am
Norfolk Pied Fly Waxham c200yds south of Money Lane in sallows +blackthorn
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv 1.5mls NNE of Wells flew west over East Hills at 10.37am cTF.925.458
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Weybourne Camp