Holme Bird Observatory Friday 10th May 2019

Largely cloudy with light patchy rain, further passage of House Martins, Swallows and Swifts was noted with 250+ House Martins, 200 Swallows and 45+ Swifts also passing over the marshes. Two Spoonbills were of note, 4 Common Terns passed offshore, 4 Wheatears were on the grazing marsh and Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Hobby, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, 2+ Grasshopper Warblers, 12 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, single Redstart, Stonechat, and Yellow Wagtail were all seen during the day.

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Norfolk 5+Black Terns Barton Broad late a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 3.09pm Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track from sea wall TF.855.445
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 12.45pm Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track from sea wall TF.855.445
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne still c1.50pm north of A149 at Muckleburgh Hill behind middle pillbox briefly. Park at Weynor Gardens, cross A149 then go thru kissing gate + turn right for c300yds
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Barton Broad mid a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Black Tern Norwich still 1.30pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 5.Dotterel (3.fems) still 12.51pm 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane TF.763.414
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse from Meadow Lane this morning
Norfolk Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadow still this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Black Tern Norwich still 11.50am at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide this a'noon +Spoonbill tho mobile
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 10.15am 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane TF.763.414
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still 10.30am on edge of copse by pillbox. Park at Weynor Gardens +follow footpath opposite entrance
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still 9.45am
Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton Holmes viewed from dunes
Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk White Stork flew south over Martham Broad
Norfolk White Stork Horsey Corner circling at 9.36am
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse south of Gramborough Hill in field
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Grey Plover Great White Egret. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Horsey Gap
Norfolk Black Tern flew NW over Sidestrand at c8.30am
Norfolk no sign of male.Bluethroat Cley NWT by East Bank 100yds south of Richardson's Shelter 5.30-8.30am
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still by pillbox at 7.52am
Norfolk 5.Dotterel (3.fems) still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 6.48am TF.763.414
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JF
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track c300yds NE of car park at 6.38am
Norfolk Black Tern Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad at 7.03am