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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 15th June 2019

A Great White Egret and 7 Spoonbills were of note, with a Red Kite also drifting over and at least 5 Med Gulls around the marshes. A Cuckoo and a Barn Owl were of note with a Turtle Dove on wires near Redwell Marsh, a Hobby hunting over the NWT and a Nuthatch in the village was unusual.

At least 20 Painted Ladies were noted during the day, with 2 Brown Argus and Large and Small White also recorded.

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Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling still 3.40pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow 100yds north of pole tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling Water Meadow still 1.45pm 100yds north of pole tho elusive
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing Kelling Water Meadow still 1.30pm 100yds north of pole
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT still this morning
Norfolk Quail male singing Glandford at CleySpy near Swarovski Optik Hide at 1.14pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still this a'noon on The Serpentine +Spotted Redshank on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on beach at 11am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still late morning Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed tho distant NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Marsh Warbler Kelling Water Meadow 100yds north of pole
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at 10.46am +6.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk no sign of fem.Red-backed Shrike Winterton Dunes in South Valley north of oaks on bank by steps TG.497.191
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.51am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still 9.15am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh at 9.12am +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 8am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE male still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track by green shed at 6.20am +showing well NR29 4AD