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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 23rd May 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Turtle Dove Horsey
Norfolk Quail male singing Blakeney Point near end of boardwalk briefly
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew SW over Horsey late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk White Stork flew over Martham Broad at 10am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still 9.37am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+Little Stint)
Norfolk Quail male singing last night Loddon
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Titchwell at 7.48am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Titchwell RSPB again on fenced-island at 7.15am then flew west
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 6.50am