Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 18th June 2019

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s still late morning Cromer on beach
Norfolk no news on male.Lesser Grey Shrike Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) ad.fem Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 9.51am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.48am. 1s.Little Gull on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water +Spoonbill
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s Cromer on beach
Norfolk 6+Spoonbills y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes late evng. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 17th June 2019


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Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem y'day Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Quail Weybourne Camp +Spoonbill flew west
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still just south of dunes with cattle near boardwalk at 9.30am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB: 3.on freshmarsh, 3.on Thornham Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 16th June 2019

On the sea today 2 Eiders, 25 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 3 Gannets, 25 Little Terns, 66 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns were recorded. A Great White Egret flew west over the grazing marsh and 2 adult Med Gulls were still vocal around the Broadwater, with Blackcap, 3 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers singing on the reserve and a male Stonechat on the east bank.

27 coccinea Early Marsh Orchids were counted around the Obs pond, with 4 Southern Marsh Orchids near the Broadwater Hide, and 4 Pyramidal Orchids along the northern fence line east of the Obs. In the moth traps a stunning Elephant Hawk Moth, Pale Mottled Willow, Spectacle and 21 Diamond Backs were among the catch, and 15+ Painted Ladies were still around the reserve with 2 Brown Argus and 2 Small Heath also noted.

 Lillies out on the pond

 Early Marsh Orchid Coccinea variety at the pond

 Painted Lady on Viper's Bugloss

 Elephant Hawk Moth in trap


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Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 3.30pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Burnham Norton flew east over track at c3.10pm
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes again with cattle viewed from coast path
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still this a'noon Horsey north of Nelson Head Track tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Burnham Overy flew west at 1.40pm
Norfolk 10+Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 12.55pm Titchwell RSPB in flight at East Trail PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still from Cadbury Hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB in reedbed at East Trail at 11am PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still mid morning Horsey north of Nelson Head Track tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still: 2.on Thornham Marsh, 3.on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end early morning
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed at 5.45am NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 15th June 2019

A Great White Egret and 7 Spoonbills were of note, with a Red Kite also drifting over and at least 5 Med Gulls around the marshes. A Cuckoo and a Barn Owl were of note with a Turtle Dove on wires near Redwell Marsh, a Hobby hunting over the NWT and a Nuthatch in the village was unusual.

At least 20 Painted Ladies were noted during the day, with 2 Brown Argus and Large and Small White also recorded.

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Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling still 3.40pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow 100yds north of pole tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling Water Meadow still 1.45pm 100yds north of pole tho elusive
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling Water Meadow still 1.30pm 100yds north of pole
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT still this morning
Norfolk Quail male singing Glandford at CleySpy near Swarovski Optik Hide at 1.14pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still this a'noon on The Serpentine +Spotted Redshank on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on beach at 11am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still late morning Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Marsh Warbler Kelling Water Meadow 100yds north of pole
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at 10.46am +6.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk no sign of fem.Red-backed Shrike Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps TG.497.191
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.51am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.15am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh at 9.12am +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 8am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed at 6.20am +showing well NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 14th June 2019

Despite rain for much of the morning, highlights were a notable passage of 350+ Swifts, on the sea 2 Eiders, 30 Little Terns and 8 Sandwich Terns, 10 Med Gulls were in the recording area and 3 Turtle Doves were seen in the area of the Golf Course. Two Stonechats were also seen, and three Cuckoos were also noted.

In the moth traps an Eyed Hawk moth and 3 Small Elephant Hawks were recorded. There was a movement of Painted Lady's with 3 at the NOA reserve and another 10 along the river Hun, while a many Diamond-back moths had also arrived and could be disturbed from vegetation throughout the area.

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Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 3.15pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash then West Bank at 2.55pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 1.30pm Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps TG.497.191
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still midday Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk no further sign of Black Tern Cley NWT 11.30am-midday but Spoonbill still on The Serpentine
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool +ad.fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) still
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Stiffkey at 11.20am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 11.52am Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps +showing well TG.497.191
Norfolk 4.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Little Gull 6.Spoonbills. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT again 10.30am at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 10.21am Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.28am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT till 9.26am at Arnold's Marsh then lost to view +Little Gull Spoonbill
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh at 8.41am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 8.05am Winterton Dunes in valley
Norfolk no sign of fem.Scaup y'day Barton Broad in a'noon
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Winterton Dunes in valley
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +west of green shed at 5.40am NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 13th June 2019

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Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Sheringham at 1.35pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh this morning +2.1s.Little Gulls: 1.on Pat's Pool, 1.on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Scaup fem Barton Broad this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still this a'noon at east end off end of lumps
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 12.15pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 12.05pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track towards track behind dunes tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 7am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sheringham flew north at 10.53am then flew NNE out to sea at 10.58am +lost to view
Norfolk Quail Waxham at Poplar Farm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Holme Dunes +2.Turtle Doves
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Breydon Water still
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed at 5.54am NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 12th June 2019

A dark phase Arctic Skua was seen over the beach at the west end of the recording area in the morning and a Whimbrel flew south over the pines. Other interest included 2 reeling Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Turtle Doves, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Spoonbills and 30 Swifts over the Observatory. A Red-backed Shrike was reported to the south east near Thornham Village.

Interest in the moth traps included Pine and Small Elephant Hawk-moths, Sharp-angled Peacock and Blastodacna hellerella. Very few butterflies were on the wing but 5 Painted Ladies were in the dunes early morning, and a Humming-bird Hawk-moth was seen by the Firs in the afternoon. Hundreds of Diamondback Moths were flushed from areas of long grass later in the day.

One of several Natterjack Toads seen today around the Observatory - Holme Bird Obs, June 2019

One of several Painted Lady roosting in the dunes this morning - Holme Bird Obs, June 2019

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Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) ad.fem Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk no sign of fem.Red-backed Shrike just NE of Thornham on sea wall NW of Old Field Farm 5.15pm-6.15pm TF.737.440
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Breydon Water at east end at 6.05pm
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Horsey in hedge 50yds west of Nelson Head Track junction at 11.30am then flew over road [confirmed from sound recording] NR29 4AD
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Red-backe
d Shrike fem just NE of Thornham on sea wall NW of Old Field Farm at 4.10pm tho mobile TF.737.440
Norfolk Little Gull flew NW past Mundesley 4.45-6.45am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still late a'noon Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle reported Horstead in tree by River Bure by B1150 Norwich Road bridge at 8.04am
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 3.43pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still this a'noon Blakeney Point in NT garden. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west over Burnham Overy at 1.49pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at west end this morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 1.22pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds north of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk possible Marsh Warbler singing Horsey in hedge 50yds west of Nelson Head Track junction at 11.30am then flew over road NR29 4AD
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still at overflow car park at 8.40am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still late morning on Arnold's Marsh +2.1s.Little Gulls. Spotted Redshank on North Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew east over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point in Plantation at 10am. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.45am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh. Great White Egret North Foreland Wood then flew west. 1w.Shag on North Scrape at 9.16am
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Cley NWT till 8.59am with cattle then flew west
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Cley NWT still from West Bank
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track near green shed at 7.16am +showing well NR29 4AD TG.471.231

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 11th June 2019

A miserable day, with a steady passage of terns noted east along Broadwater, including 85 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common and 10+ Little Terns, offshore 14 Gannets, 9 Fulmars and 2 adult Kittiwakes were seen and on the reserves a Cuckoo was still calling. A Spoonbill was also around the Broadwater.

A large body of water has also materialised on Redwell Marsh!!

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Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 12.39pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track on fence 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 10.30am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track on fence 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Puffin flew east past Sheringham at 6.05am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed at 8.52am NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 10th June 2019

A wet day with increasing northerly winds, the main highlight was the moth catch of 46 species including Pine and Small Elephant Hawk Moth.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at high tide tho distant
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still mid a'noon then flew east
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE ad.male still this a'noon Horsey north of Nelson Head Track at coastal path junction near green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE ad.male still late morning Horsey north of Nelson Head Track at coastal path junction near green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE ad.male still 8.57am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track near green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Quail y'day Reedham Ferry
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE ad.male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 9th June 2019

A sunny but breezy day, highlights were a single Crossbill in the pines briefly near the Observatory, at least 2 Spoonbills in the area, a Red Kite, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little and 2 Sandwich Terns, an adult Med Gull, 2 Cuckoos, 7 Swifts, a Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler singing.

Moths included a Grass Rivulet, Ingrailed Clay, Bordered White, Fern and Common Marbled Carpet

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by windpump at 3.45pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by windpump at 3.35pm
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still this a'noon Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 11.30am Titchwell RSPB from screen at Patsy's Pool +showing well PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water again at east end briefly 11.35am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 11.05am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed tho distant NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still c10.10am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still mid morning Titchwell RSPB flew towards Patsy's Pool PE31 8BB
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 9.15am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still c7.40am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes by coast path c200yds west of green shed

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 8th June 2019

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Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 8pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes by coast path c200yds west of green shed
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 6.45pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 5.26pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed tho mobile
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still late a'noon Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail in flight then landed in reedbed near dead trees PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 5.10pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed tho distant
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 4.37pm Horsey by Nelson Head Track c200yds west of green shed
Norfolk Bittern Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still late a'noon Horsey by Nelson Head Track c400yds from end
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk possible Lesser Grey Shrike Horsey c400yds from end of Nelson Head Track at 2.51pm
Norfolk 5+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still viewed from A149 mid a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove Cockley Cley
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Billy's Wash briefly mid morning then flew west

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 7th June 2019

A total of three Spoonbills east, 32 Black-tailed Godwits and two Med Gulls was as good as it got  today.

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still c2.55pm Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail in flight briefly then landed in reedbed PE31 8BB
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 at 2.10pm tho distant
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still by Beach Road at 1.30pm
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA still 1.15pm in 1st barley field on left. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes this morning
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still this a'noon on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Scaup drk still Cley NWT on Watling Water
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA still 11.07am in field. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk Garganey fem just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance +4.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Coltishall flew low south over RAF Coltishall
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail in dead tree at 6.42am +showing well then flew into reedbed +out of view PE31 8BB

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 6th June 2019


A rather quiet day with a Red Kite and two Hobby the highlights. The Moth traps held nearly forty species, including three species of Hawk moth which included this subtly smart Pine Hawk moth.


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Norfolk Honey Buzzard Weeting Heath NWT north of entrance at 1.50pm then drifted east
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on The Serpentine
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT still
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at midday. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk BEE-EATER Horsey flew south over end of Nelson Head Track at 10.05am
Norfolk 3.Continental Black-tailed Godwits y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sidestrand on cliffs
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at 7.14am then flew east PE31 8BB

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 5th June 2019

Unfortunately little of much of note today, the best being an immature male Eider on the sea, the Spotted Flycatcher remaining in situ around the pines and at least one reeling Grasshopper Warbler on site.

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Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.25am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at east end of reedbed at 7.16am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holme Dunes still on marsh +Turtle Dove still

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 4th June 2019

A pleasant but quiet morning gave way to rain mid afternoon. Highlights early on included Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Little Terns along the Broadwater. Later on once the showers began some 160 Swifts were noted flying east, a Great White Egret was seen on the marsh and 4 Cuckoos were seen in the dunes.

Eyed and Small Elephant Hawk-moths were in the traps along with Tawny Shears, 3 Ferns and a Fox Moth whilst butterflies seen included Wall Browns, Small Heaths, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus'.

One of the Common Cuckoos seen in the paddocks - Holme-next-the-Sea, June 2019

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB (+Spoonbill Turtle Dove) PE21 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still early evng with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Quail male singing Holme Dunes on saltings
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT at 7.15am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still on Simmond's Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.52am +1s.Little Gull

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 3rd June 2018

A Spoonbill was on the Broad water again early morning, with other birds of note today included at least one Grasshopper warbler still reeling and a Spotted Flycatcher frequenting the Pines.

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Norfolk no sign of Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 9.59am
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 9.25am Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail flew beyond dead trees PE31 8BB
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB flew behind Patsy's Pool at 7.39am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 2nd June 2019

A Great White Egret, two Golden Plover, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler and at least two Cuckoos were the best of today's birds. The first Emperor dragonflies were also noted.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still 1.38pm on Pat's Pool +1s.Little Gull still. ad.Spoonbill on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3+Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide this morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still late morning on Pat's Pool +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool flew to reedbed behind dead tree at 10.10am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing near Stiffkey Fen by A149 at 9.30am
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 10.35am with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Spotted Crake y'day Welney WWT in evng. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still 9.08am from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 8.55am with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk GULL-BILLED TERN reported flew west past Sheringham
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.15am +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still west of Beach Road with cattle viewed from sea wall
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on tidal poo
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on 2nd lagoon at 7.43am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT entrance at 6.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holme Dunes in a'noon +Turtle Dove still

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 1st June 2019

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen briefly in the pines whilst other interest included Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler, Mediterranean Gull, several Cuckoos and 16 Little Terns. A Great White Egret was seen in the afternoon.

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB in car park this morning
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance this evng. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Salthouse flew east over marshes at 7.10pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing SW of Wymondham at Morley St.Botolph near primary school at 5pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool c4.30-5pm then flew high SW
Norfolk Honey Buzzard just east of Briston briefly c4.25pm
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes till 4.10pm with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT then flew west
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still 3.40pm by start of footpath to beach
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 11.30am with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still by Beach Road from sea wall at 10.05am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Woodton on south side at 6am
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still mid morning with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley over saltmarsh near Beach Road sluice mid morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water still early morning +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT at 7.53am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 7am
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT at 6.15am
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 4.30am then flew towards North Foreland Wood

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 31st May 2019

A seawatch in the afternoon produced 8 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 35 Little Terns and 18 Sandwich Terns and a single Common Tern. A Bittern was seen briefly leaping at a passing Marsh Harrier and an adult Med Gull was south of the river Hun. A Cuckoo was calling and a Grasshopper Warbler was still reeling near the car park hide.

Three Small Elephant Hawks, Privet, Poplar and Bedstraw Hawk were in the traps. 3 Buff Tips, a Chocolate Tip, Gold Spot, and Flame Wainscot were also of interest.

The Bedstraw Hawk-moth from last night's traps - Holme Bird Obs, May 2019

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Norfolk Little Gull imm just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance mid a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Stiffkey still 11.50am at east end on flood with Highland cattle +showing well
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 11+Cattle Egrets Stiffkey at east end on flood with Highland cattle at 10.34am
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 10.10am Titchwell RSPB in flight at east end of reedbed
Norfolk 2+Quail (both males) y'day singing Kelling Water Meadow NW of pool in grass field
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 9.34am Titchwell RSPB in flight at east end of reedbed
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day flew NW over Mundesley early morning
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Rockland Broad still
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Waxham Sands at 8.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on tidal pool
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB in flight at east end of reedbed at 6.58am

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 30th May 2019

A quiet day with a moderate westerly, a Cuckoo was still calling around the reserve and a Cetti's Warbler near the entrance gate, with Fulmar, 3 Little Terns, and single Common and Sandwich Terns recorded offshore, an adult Med Gull and 4 Stonechats of interest.

Butterflies included Brimstone, Small Copper, Small Heath, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak, while in the moth traps 2 Small Elephant Hawk Moths and 2 Buff Tips were of particular note.

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Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT this morning +Little Gull
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB flew to east end of reedbed at 11.56am
Norfolk Quail male singing Kelling Water Meadow in grass field [heard only]
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Salthouse
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 8.48am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 29th May 2019

The highlight today was a Serin found feeding in amongst a small mixed flock of Linnets and Goldfinches early morning, unfortunately the birds quickly dispersed and there was no further sign.
Other birds of note during the day included a Spotted Flycatcher, a Firecrest, a Spoonbill east, three Grasshopper Warbers and two flyover Yellow Wagtails.

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB still at East Trail
Norfolk still no further sign of Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath by 2pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still 1.50pm viewed from start of sea wall footpath +showing well
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Beighton
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB still 1.03pm in overflow car park
Norfolk no further sign of Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath by 1pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell still by Gypsy Lane at 8am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster viewed from footpath by Broad Lane at 12.15pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Burnham Deepdale on pool viewed from coastal path mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Deepdale in flight from coastal path mid morning
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Hickling Broad NWT still on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath at c8.30am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on tidal pool +2.Turtle Doves still in overflow car park
Norfolk Little Gull y'day Titchwell RSPB still +Turtle Dove still

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 28th May 2019

A 1st summer Little Gull was around the Broadwater early morning, eventually flying off East. Two Spoonbills were viewable on Grazing Marsh briefly and a Common Sandpiper was on the NWT Pools.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Alderford Common
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham Coastal Park +3.Turtle Doves
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Marshes still mid a'noon
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +2+Spoonbills tho mobile
Norfolk Turtle Dove East Dereham still at Harpers Green at Harpers Green Farm
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Titchwell by Gypsy Lane at 11.40am tho elusive
Norfolk no sign of any Cattle Egrets Titchwell by Gypsy Lane
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Holme Dunes NWT on pools from 1st hide at 9am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Weybourne flew over beach car park then flew inland over Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Heacham flew north then south over South Beach then lost to view

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 27th May 2019

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Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still flew over West Bank at 4.14pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell at Gypsy Lane then flew towards Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew west over Sheringham at 11.12am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still this a'noon from visitor centre
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB flew from reedbed then flew east towards Gypsy Lane at 12.50pm
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB flew from reedbed at 12.50pm then flew east towards Gypsy Lane
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell still this a'noon by Gypsy Lane in cattle field +Spoonbill flew over
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at midday +probable Saker flew west at 11.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells again at North Point Pools by track north of A149 1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk BEE-EATER 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 flew low west over Walsey Hills NOA at 11.38am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT just east of Wells still 11am at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Hoopoe Caister at Great Yarmouth +Caister Golf Course
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT flew west over Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at c10.20am +2.Common Cranes still then flew off
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT just east of Wells still mid morning at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT still flew north at 8.18am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day flew west over Reedham
Norfolk no sign of probable Upland Sandpiper Brancaster at Royal West Norfolk Golf Course
Norfolk probable Upland Sandpiper y'day Brancaster at Royal West Norfolk Golf Course briefly 10.07am then flew east
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT just east of Wells still 8.03am at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT just east of Wells again at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell still by Gypsy Lane in cattle field at 6.45am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 26th May 2019

A European Bee-eater was seen briefly by the car park in the morning and was the obvious highlight, but rain dampened interest otherwise, through the afternoon. The best of the rest included Grasshopper Warbler reeling, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo and Great White Egret.

Lime Hawk-moth f. brunnea from the traps - Holme Bird Obs, May 2019

The moth traps were busy and highlights included 2 Light Brocades, a Lime Hawk-moth (f.brunnea), 6 Cydia conicolana and the seemingly new for the area Aproaerema anthyllidella (Vetch Sober).

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell still 3pm by Gypsy Lane in cattle field
Norfolk no sign of ad.Rose-coloured Starling Hunstanton along cliffs between Queens Drive +Clarence Road TF.673.416
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sheringham flew in off sea at 12.51pm then flew west along ridge at 12.58pm
Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12.35pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell by Gypsy Lane in cattle field
Norfolk White Stork Potter Heigham over Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.35am
Norfolk Serin Titchwell RSPB flew over Island Hide late morning
Norfolk White Stork Hickling Broad NWT over Heigham Sound at 10.55am then drifted north
Norfolk BEE-EATER Holme Dunes NWT by visitor centre at c10.35am then flew east
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich still on Westlegate on Aviva at 8.30am
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB in flight near dead trees east of screen at Patsy's Pool briefly
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB flew west from Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at west end +Spoonbill
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT still c7.55am viewable from Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT at 5.30am
Norfolk Garganey drk 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +5+Spoonbills. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 25th May 2019

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Norfolk 2.Dotterel Blakeney Point at midday
Norfolk Quail male singing Terrington Marsh at New Inclosed Marsh
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad y'day Hunstanton in bush along cliffs between Queens Drive +Clarence Road with Starlings TF.673.416
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Loddon still at Hardley Staithe at 7.50pm
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh mid evng
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still c6.30pm Titchwell RSPB in dead tree viewable from screen at Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Purple Heron ad again c6.15pm Titchwell RSPB in dead tree in reedbed
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still +Turtle Dove
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again flew west over Billy's Wash mid a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Stiffkey 200yds west of Stiffkey Fen by coast path at 10.20am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew south over Hunstanton at 2.30pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 2.05pm
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Burnham Norton at 1.50pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Burnham Overy Staithe circling at 1.40pm
Norfolk Purple Heron ad again early a'noon Titchwell RSPB flew over freshmarsh towards East Bank
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Titchwell RSPB flew over reedbed towards freshmarsh +landed in ditch at 9.40am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Snettisham Coastal Park at 8.55am
Norfolk/Suffolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Brancaster flew east over sea wall at Beach Road then landed in reedbed north of Marsh Drove TF.774.443
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Earsham at 8.05am
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Winterton North Dunes flew north from plantation
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew south over Cart Gap early morning

Holme Bird Observatorty Friday 24th May 2019

Three Spoonbills were recorded today, two on the Lavender Marsh and another on the Broadwater before flying off east. A Common Sandpiper was also around the Broadwater and a Spotted Flycatcher was in the Pines.

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 Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still 12.34pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh at 12.07pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB still flew south +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 8.40am
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 23rd May 2019

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Horsey
Norfolk Quail male singing Blakeney Point near end of boardwalk briefly
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew SW over Horsey late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk White Stork flew over Martham Broad at 10am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still 9.37am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+Little Stint)
Norfolk Quail male singing last night Loddon
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Titchwell at 7.48am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Titchwell RSPB again on fenced-island at 7.15am then flew west
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 6.50am

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 22nd May 2019

One of many Green Hairstreak on the Tamarisk by the Observatory - Holme Bird Obs, May 2019

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Norfolk Osprey flew over Martham Broad
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) Holkham Freshmarsh till mid evng at west end viewed north from A149 then flew west
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew over Titchwell RSPB 5.15am-6.15am
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) till 6pm just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance then flew west. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) Holkham Freshmarsh at west end viewed north from A149 at 7.06pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still +2.Turtle Doves
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 5.40pm just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB again late morning +2.Turtle Doves
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Cley NWT at 3.24pm
Norfolk Quail male singing Sheringham at west end of Sheringham Golf Course at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 2.42pm just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 1.25pm just east of Wells west of track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance on North Point Pool. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk Osprey flew over Horsey Mere. 4.Common Cranes Potter Heigham
Norfolk Osprey flew over Horsey Mere. 4.Common Cranes Potter Heigham
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB from mill +showing well
Norfolk Quail male singing just east of Wells near pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 11.15am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 10.57am just east of Wells west of track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance on North Point Pool. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk Turnstone Norwich flew over Sherbourne Place at 1.16am
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 10.40am just east of Wells on scrape accessed from track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 9am TF.763.414
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS just east of Wells on scrape accessed from track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk still no sign of male.Red-spotted Bluethroat 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox by 9.15am. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk still no sign of male.Red-spotted Bluethroat 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox by 7.35am. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk no sign of male.Red-spotted Bluethroat 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox by 7am. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 21st May 2019

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Norfolk Spoonbill Heacham flew south over South Beach +6.Turtle Doves
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (1.ad) Cley NWT
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB +Great Northern Diver Turtle Dove
Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB this a'noon +Spoonbill still
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 4.18pm 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 2.30pm 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier ringtail Winterton North Dunes flew north at plantation at 3.30pm
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 10.45am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox +showing well. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT again on Rush Hill Scrape at 11am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Dotterel Blakeney Point at west end of Great Sandy Low at 10.22am
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still mid morning 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox +showing well. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk BEE-EATER Hunstanton flew NE over Sainsbury's at 9.10am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Lady Fen tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 9.10am. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk BEE-EATER Heacham flew north over South Beach at 8.45am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh. Little Gull on freshmarsh
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 8.35am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near bales +pillbox +showing well. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk east NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path near pillbox NR25 7AH TG.128.435

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 20th May 2019

Five Spoonbills flew east and an Osprey flew over the Firs heading north east. A Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, 2+ Cuckoos, 2 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, a Garden Warbler were also recorded.

A Scalloped Hazel was in the moth trap and Small Copper, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak were among the butterflies seen.

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Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 3.44pm 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Osprey Holme Dunes NWT flew NE over The Firs at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 11.27am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox +showing well NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Holme Dunes flew towards Lavender Marsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem y'day Wiveton at Wiveton Hall Fruit Farm near play mansion
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Blakeney Point in Plantation. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 10.40am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male near Southrepps by minor road at 7.40am
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 8.45am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Point at east end
Norfolk Cattle Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.55am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox at 6.20am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water till 7.12am on North Flats then flew to Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water on North Flats
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both males) singing Titchwell RSPB still in car park