Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 1st May 2019

Highlights today included a Great White Egret on the grazing marsh south of the Obs which flew west towards the end of Broadwater, and on the sea 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Gannets, 8 Little Terns, and 11 Sandwich Terns were seen. A Turtle Dove was in the area of the paddocks and a Sand Martin, 9 Swallows, 8 House Martins, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 4 Stonechats and 2 Wheatears were all recorded during the day.

Butterflies included Brimstone, Orange Tip, Large White, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Green Hairstreak and Small Heath.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still mid a'noon
Norfolk Common Crane Buckenham Marshes RSPB in flight c2.40pm-3.10pm on +off then flew high east
Norfolk Hoopoe still 1.45pm Snettisham Coastal Park 1/2ml north of car park tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still in cut reeds from Tower Hide this morning
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1.52pm Burnham Overy Staithe from sea wall 200yds NE of car park +west of track north of A149 (+Great White Egret) TF.847.445 PE31 8JF
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew east over Cley NWT at 1.11pm
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 12.41pm TF.932.431
Norfolk Scaup fem Barton Broad still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at midday
Norfolk Whinchat male 1/2ml NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in field
Norfolk still no further sign of 1s.Great Spotted Cuckoo 1/3ml north of Kelling west of Kelling Water Meadow by 11.48am. Keep to track; no access to fields TG.093.435
Norfolk no further sign of 1s.Great Spotted Cuckoo 1/3ml north of Kelling in pine west of Kelling Water Meadow by 10am. Keep to track; no access to fields TG.093.435
Norfolk Hoopoe still 10.42am Snettisham Coastal Park north of car park flew north towards sea defences
Norfolk Hoopoe Snettisham Coastal Park north of car park flew south over shingle ridge at 10.25am
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy Staithe from sea wall 200yds NE of car park at 9.15am +showing well TF.847.445 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT again +Spoonbill
Norfolk repeat: GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s 1/3ml north of Kelling in pine west of Kelling Water Meadow briefly 8.20am. Keep to track; no access to fields TG.093.435
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s 1/3ml north of Kelling in pine west of Kelling Water Meadow briefly 8.20am. Keep to track; no access to fields TG.093.435
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes on grazing marsh at 7.21am then flew to Broadwater
Norfolk Osprey y'day Rockland Broad still
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day flew east over Cley NWT at 3.55pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in car park