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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 28th April 2019

Showers gave way to an improving picture today with highlights including a Common Sandpiper, 2 Med Gulls, one Cuckoo, a Peregrine east, 1+ (probably two) Firecrests singing in pines west of Observatory, 5 Swallows over, and 5 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, 14 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats, and 15+ Yellow Wagtails recorded.

Butterflies included Wall Brown and Red Admiral, and another Dotted Chestnut was in the moth trap

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Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml east of Potter Heigham north of Potter Heigham Marshes on pool by Weavers' Way just south of wood at 3.55pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) between Blackborough End +Wormegay at Nar Valley Fisheries
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Waxham Sands Holiday Park early a'noon
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Welney WWT
Norfolk Ring Ouzel North Creake
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still this a'noon Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track cTF.850.446
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Spoonbill flew north over Heacham
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB along sea wall
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Grimston Warren
Norfolk c20.Arctic Terns Filby Broad at west end
Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT +Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Holkham Freshmarsh at west end viewed from A149 just west of double bend at 10.35am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Winterton still 10.10am in birches below highest dune then flew west
Norfolk Arctic Tern flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Arctic Tern Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew west along River Yare at 7.30am
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 8.15am
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Winterton +2+Spoonbills
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track viewable from sea wall near wooden bench cTF.850.446
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley flew past beach car park