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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 25th May 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Dotterel Blakeney Point at midday
Norfolk Quail male singing Terrington Marsh at New Inclosed Marsh
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad y'day Hunstanton in bush along cliffs between Queens Drive +Clarence Road with Starlings TF.673.416
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Loddon still at Hardley Staithe at 7.50pm
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh mid evng
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still c6.30pm Titchwell RSPB in dead tree viewable from screen at Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Purple Heron ad again c6.15pm Titchwell RSPB in dead tree in reedbed
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still +Turtle Dove
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again flew west over Billy's Wash mid a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Stiffkey 200yds west of Stiffkey Fen by coast path at 10.20am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew south over Hunstanton at 2.30pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 2.05pm
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Burnham Norton at 1.50pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Burnham Overy Staithe circling at 1.40pm
Norfolk Purple Heron ad again early a'noon Titchwell RSPB flew over freshmarsh towards East Bank
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Titchwell RSPB flew over reedbed towards freshmarsh +landed in ditch at 9.40am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Snettisham Coastal Park at 8.55am
Norfolk/Suffolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Brancaster flew east over sea wall at Beach Road then landed in reedbed north of Marsh Drove TF.774.443
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Earsham at 8.05am
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Winterton North Dunes flew north from plantation
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew south over Cart Gap early morning