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Thursday 9th June 2016

Two Spoonbills started the day on the Broadwater and were viewable from the car park hide, with a Turtle Dove also noted feeding on the edge of the sea buckthorn opposite the car park. The biggest surprise of the day though was a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver, seen on the sea behind the Observatory. A pair of Med Gulls were again seen along the Broadwater later in the morning.

Two Spoonbills on the Broadwater near the car park - Holme Bird Obs, June 2016

Great Northern Diver in full summer plumage on the sea - Holme Bird Obs, June 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 on freshmarsh near brick tern island PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape, viewable from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid a/noon from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT on Broad Water + Great Northern Diver offshore this mng
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holme NOA in summer plumage + 2 Spoonbill at Broad Water & Turtle Dove by c/pk TF717450