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Thursday 20th September 2018

Highlights today were a Spoonbill east towards Thornham Harbour, 500+ Pink-feet around the grazing marshes, 200+ Golden Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 3 Snipe seen, an Arctic and a Great Skua at sea, 20+ Arctic Terns at Gore Point, a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, 35 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 50+ Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers and 80 Meadow Pipits counted.

The moth catch included 2 Frosted Orange, a Black Rustic, 2 White Points, and 2 Pale Mottled Willows.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Fulvous Whistling Duck Salthouse still by Iron Road
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Fulvous Whistling Duck Salthouse still by Iron Road
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in dead tree by car park at 1.30pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 10.50am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach
Norfolk Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society meet tonight in Great Witchingham village hall at 7.30pm. Allan Hale will present 'Colombia - Birds of the High Andes'. All welcome, £2 non-members
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh