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Wednesday 5th September 2018

Five Spoonbills flew east early morning and a Great Egret was seen briefly at the back of the Grazing Marsh. Three Green and one Common Sandpiper were on the Broadwater and nine Whinchats were counted along the seawall between the Observatory and Thornham Harbour. On the sea there were counts of 215 Common Scoter, 195 Wigeon, 159 Teal, 68 Gannet, 57 Shelduck,  34 Pintail, 4 Bonxies and 2 Arctic Skuas.

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Norfolk Great S'water Cley flew east past beach car park at 2.45p
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Cley flew west past beach car park at 2.27pm
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Blakeney Point still in Lupins +Redstart fem.Hen Harrier
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still 1.15pm Blakeney Point in Plantation (+Pied Fly). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 2.Whinchats Horsey Gap at 10.22am
Norfolk Black Tern flew east past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still 12.45pm Blakeney Point in Plantation. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Pied Fly Waxham in oaks 1/4ml north of Shangri-la chalet at 12.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool at 10.20am. 2.juv.Curlew Sands on freshmarsh
Norfolk 3.Pied Flys y'day Wells Woods
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point in Plantation