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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 24th June 2019

On the sea today 2 Eiders, 90 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, single Gannet, 5 Little Terns, 3 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns were noted, while around the recording area 3 Med Gulls (one 2nd Summer), 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Stonechats were of interest.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on bugloss flowers near the Obs and 25+ Painted Ladies were on the site, with Poplar Hawk Moth, Beautiful Hook-tip, Peppered Moth, and a Dunbar in the traps.

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Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB west of tidal pool tho distant
Norfolk 19.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance this morning. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool late morning
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 11.53am (+Wood Sand)
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets flew west over Blakeney Point late morning
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB over Patsy's Reedbed in front of dead trees mid morning PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh