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Saturday 15th September 2018

Limited highlights around the Observatory and bushes included Greenshank and Green Sandpiper heard along the Broadwater, a Hobby over during the morning, 19 Pink-footed Geese over west, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a single Yellow Wagtail east in the afternoon.

On the sea were around 200 Common Scoter, a Great Skua and 6 Great Crested Grebes whilst counts from the beach and around Thornham harbour included 4 Spoonbills, 107 Golden Plovers, c.420 Oystercatchers, 10 Ringed Plovers, 85 Curlews, Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 6 Turnstone and 16 Sanderlings.

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Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng +showing well
Norfolk 36 Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen this morning use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape at 6.18pm
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB over Patsy's Pool at 6.36pm
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier juv still Welney WWT
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Breydon Water this morning
Norfolk Barred Warbler in elder at Coastwatch
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe juv Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 10.05am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh mid morning +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Ringstead at 9.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again flew SW viewed from Reception Hide mid morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool in evng