Holme Bird Observatory Friday 14th June 2019

Despite rain for much of the morning, highlights were a notable passage of 350+ Swifts, on the sea 2 Eiders, 30 Little Terns and 8 Sandwich Terns, 10 Med Gulls were in the recording area and 3 Turtle Doves were seen in the area of the Golf Course. Two Stonechats were also seen, and three Cuckoos were also noted.

In the moth traps an Eyed Hawk moth and 3 Small Elephant Hawks were recorded. There was a movement of Painted Lady's with 3 at the NOA reserve and another 10 along the river Hun, while a many Diamond-back moths had also arrived and could be disturbed from vegetation throughout the area.

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Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 3.15pm Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash then West Bank at 2.55pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 1.30pm Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps TG.497.191
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still midday Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk no further sign of Black Tern Cley NWT 11.30am-midday but Spoonbill still on The Serpentine
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool +ad.fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) still
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Stiffkey at 11.20am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 11.52am Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps +showing well TG.497.191
Norfolk 4.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Little Gull 6.Spoonbills. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT again 10.30am at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 10.21am Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.28am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT till 9.26am at Arnold's Marsh then lost to view +Little Gull Spoonbill
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh at 8.41am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 8.05am Winterton Dunes in valley
Norfolk no sign of fem.Scaup y'day Barton Broad in a'noon
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Winterton Dunes in valley
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track +west of green shed at 5.40am NR29 4AD