On the 12th August:

1983

A drive to Norfolk starting at Waxham where we saw 3 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Willow Warblers, a Marsh Harrier, a Hen Harrier, 4 Redpoll, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Yellowhammers, a Greenish Warbler, a Garden Warbler, 4 Turtle Doves, 4 Sandwich Terns, 6 Yellow Wagtails, a Redstart and 2 Gannets.

Later, a drive north to Cley and a walk to Blakeney Point where in the ternary of 100+ Sandwich, 30+ Common and 10+ Little Terns was a Lesser Crested Tern, a 2nd British Record and new for all of us.

During the walk to and from the point we also saw a Wheatear, a Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, c30 Grey Plovers, Kittiwakes, 3 Black Terns, c10 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plovers, a female Kentish Plover, 4 Greenshank, c60 Whimbrel, c15 Black-tailed Godwits, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Knot, 2 Spotted Redshank, a Brent Goose, a Great Crested Grebe, a Golden Plover, a Common Sandpiper and a Pied Flycatcher.

1984

A trip to Steart where there were low numbers of waders, apart from the 100's of Shelducks the highlights were 2 Grey Partridges, 6 Yellow Wagtails and 8 Wheatears. From there to Cheddar Reservoir seeing a Black Tern, 7 Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank, 8 Common Sandpipers, 2 Ruff, 3 Little Ringed Plovers and a Peregrine.

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