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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 23rd April 2019

A quieter day with a cool breeze, sightings included 6 Whimbrel, 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, a single Sandwich Tern, 10 Med Gulls on the grazing marsh, 2 Cuckoos, a Barn Owl, 5 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, 12 Willow Warblers, 15+ Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers (1 on NWT and one on Thornham sea wall), 4 Sedge Warblers, 3 Ring Ouzels, 2 Redstarts and a Whinchat on the NWT reserve, and at least 10 Wheatears.

Presumed 'Northern' Willow Warbler P.t.acredula with a nominate bird in the background - Holme Bird Obs, April 2019

In the moth traps 2 Small Elephant Hawks and a Frosted Green were the highlights.


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Norfolk Little Gull ad Stiffkey Fen still 3.52pm
Norfolk Woodchat Shrike Winterton north of Beach Road +north of concrete blocks in field south of planatation at 3.54pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +2.Common Cranes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Wood Sand Strumpshaw Fen RSPB in cut reeds from Tower Hide at 2.30pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey east of Wells from 1st track +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Garganey drk Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 11.30am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes south of main track viewed from 2nd bench. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Scaup fem Filby Broad this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Norton Marshes at midday
Norfolk Whinchat male Muckleburgh Hill near gun emplacements at 11.55am
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes this morning +Hen Harrier
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Horsey in field south of Nelson Head track at 8.40am
Norfolk Little Gull ad Stiffkey Fen still 11.25am
Norfolk Hoopoe Blakeney Point at 10.55am
Norfolk 3.Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on rush Hill Scrape mid morning +Common Crane
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Welney WWT from Lyle Hide +Great White Egret
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 9.45am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes south of main track viewed from 2nd bench. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still from boardwalk
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Heacham on golf course viewed from footpath on bank towards Hunstanton at 8.43am. Black Redstart at chalets +fem.Redstart Whinchat
Norfolk 1+Spoonbill y'day Stiffkey on saltmarsh
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Burnham Overy
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day Stiffkey Fen
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day east of Morston in horse paddock
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Regis still on sports field north of A149
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Muckleburgh Hill at 8.04am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes south of main track viewed from 2nd bench (+drk.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Hooded Crow Burnham Overy Dunes flew east past Gun Hill at 5.45am