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Sunday 9th september 2018

Another windy day meant the smaller birds kept their heads down and proved challenging to see with the only real noteworthy ones being single Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail. The larger species were slightly easier to see with a Great White Egret noted several times over the Grazing Marsh, six Greenshanks were on the Lavender Marsh and two Green Sandpipers were on the Broadwater. Offshore there were counts of 125 Sandwich Terns, 97 Gannets and single Red-throated Diver and Arctic Skua.

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Norfolk Black Tern juv flew east past Sheringham 6.05-8.45am +Red-necked Grebe on sea
Norfolk Black Redstart midway between Hunstanton +Heacham by beach huts at 12.10pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew west past Weybourne Camp 7am-9am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point still 12.10pm in plantation
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water over east end at c11.55am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Pied Fly Blakeney Point in Plantation
Norfolk 39.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen late morning. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point still in plantation
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1w Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at start of boardwalk at 10.50am tho elusiv
Norfolk Little Stint juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 10.25am
Norfolk no sign of Barred Warbler Winterton in South Valley