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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 25th April 2019

Approaching rain produced a few interesting migrants with a Great White Egret flying over east and then west during the morning and 4 Whimbrel, 18 Ruff, a Common Sandpiper near the Broadwater, a Cuckoo, a Peregrine flying through east, a Woodlark flew over the car parks and 2 Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, a Redwing and 2 Wheatears were also of interest.

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Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still this a'noon Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide mid a'noon
Norfolk CITRINE WAGTAIL fem on Tuesday Sheringham in fields near Dead Man's Wood in a'noon then flew west
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still mid a'noon 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pool viewed from beyond 2nd bench. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon on grazing meadow
Norfolk Pied Fly male 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills this a'noon cTF.925.458
Norfolk 3.Blue-headed Wagtails (2.males) West Runton in cattle field by beach car park early a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill 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 Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still from Cadbury Hide
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pool viewed from beyond 2nd bench late morning. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels west of Sheringham
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.55am
Norfolk Little Stint still 9.52am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide. Spotted Redshank on Whitwell Scrape
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Garganey flew south past Winterton
Norfolk Osprey y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB still on grazing meadow
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy north of A149 layby in reeds east of track viewed from bend at 7.28am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr male singing Northrepps
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew over Reception