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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 20th May 2019

Five Spoonbills flew east and an Osprey flew over the Firs heading north east. A Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, 2+ Cuckoos, 2 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, a Garden Warbler were also recorded.

A Scalloped Hazel was in the moth trap and Small Copper, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak were among the butterflies seen.

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Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 3.44pm 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Osprey Holme Dunes NWT flew NE over The Firs at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 11.27am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox +showing well NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Holme Dunes flew towards Lavender Marsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem y'day Wiveton at Wiveton Hall Fruit Farm near play mansion
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Blakeney Point in Plantation. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 10.40am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male near Southrepps by minor road at 7.40am
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 8.45am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Point at east end
Norfolk Cattle Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.55am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox at 6.20am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water till 7.12am on North Flats then flew to Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water on North Flats
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both males) singing Titchwell RSPB still in car park