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Thursday 2nd Jume 2016

With the strong northerly winds still persisting bird activity was understandably slow, with a thirty minute seawatch mid morning only produced five Gannets and two Little Terns. Activity around the reserve was largely restricted to adult birds providing young to nestlings or recently fledged young. A Cuckoo was seen early morning along the Broadwater and the leucistic Starling remained visible in amongst a flock of around forty Starlings out on the grazing marsh.

A recently fledged Wren, one of several recently fledged broods on the reserve - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016