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Tuesday 4th September 2018

A much quieter day, with a Spotted flycatcher and a Tawny Owl the best birds seen around the reserve. The sea produced a bit more, with counts of 138 Gannets, 96 Common Scoter, 56 Sandwich Terns, 15 Artic Terns, 8 Arctic Skuas and a single Red-throated Diver. A Humming-bird Hawkmoth is still frequenting the Buddliea in front of the Obs building.

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Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew west past coastguards at 3.52pm
Norfolk Dartford Wblr y'day Blakeney Point still in plantation +3+Pied Flys
Norfolk Wryneck Cley NWT in brambles between A149 +Babcock Hide mid a'noon then flew south over A149
Norfolk no further sign of Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly Cley NWT in ditch by footpath +A149 north of visitor centre by mid a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Cley flew past beach car park at 2.25pm +ad.Pom Skua
Norfolk no sign of Wryneck Winterton North Dunes by fence on east side of large double pool just south of concrete block
Norfolk Pied Fly Wells Woods this morning +Redstart
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Scolt Head Island
Norfolk Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly Cley NWT in ditch by footpath +A149 north of visitor centre this a'noon
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Sheringham 8.50-11.30am (+2.Puffins)
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv pale morph Cley flew east past beach car park at 11.02am tho distant
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT from Avocet Hide at 11.20am
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still at SW end at Burgh Castle on South Wall Marshes
Norfolk Pom Skua imm Cley flew east past beach car park at 10.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still Titchwell RSPB on south side of freshmarsh near reeds.