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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 21st June 2019

A Barn Owl was hunting near Thornham Harbour in the afternoon, and 14 Black-tailed Godwits flew over the grazing marsh.

Two Eyed Hawk Moths were in the moth traps.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide late a'noon
Norfolk 17.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 3pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still late a'noon on tidal pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still 2.38pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool (+2.fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwits (nominate form limosa) still on Simmonds' Scrape)
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still mid a'noon Cley NWT on Pat's Pool (+1s.Little Gull still)
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Strumpshaw Fen RSPB circled over Meadow Trail at 12.21pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on Surrey Street briefly
Norfolk Spotted Crake male singing last night Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB in flight behind Patsy's Pool at 9.40am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing y'day Norwich at All Saints Green still in morning
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both juvs) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk y'day still Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide in evng (+1s.Little Gull 5.Spoonbills