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Saturday 22nd September 2018

Over 500 Pink-feet were around the grazing marshes and on the sea a single Common Scoter, a Manx Shearwater, 40 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 20 Sandwich Terns were of note. A flock of 230 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh and Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank were also seen, with a Hobby near the sea wall at Thornham. A Spotted Flycatcher was in the east end of the pines, and a Grey Wagtail flew west over Gore Point. 

Moths included 84 Lunar Underwings, a Sallow, and a Black Rustic

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Norfolk Caspian Gull Great Cressingham
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 3pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT flew west over Daukes' Hide at 2pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB then flew west at 12.50pm
Norfolk Spoonbill juv flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 12.28pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Weybourne this monring
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hockwold Washes RSPB at 11.32am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Cromer at 8.25am +Black Tern flew east at 8.33am +Manx S'water 4.Little Gulls
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 10.15am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Scaup fem y'day flew past Holme
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB flew south +Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills flew past Hunstanton in 1/2hr