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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 22nd June 2019

A Red Kite drifted over east and on the sea a Fulmar, 11 Little Terns and 27 Sandwich Terns were recorded. A Stonechat was on the east bank and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling along Broadwater Road early morning. A Willow Warbler singing near the Richardson Hide was unusual for the time of year.

It was a good day for dragonflies, with Southern Hawker, Four-spot Chaser and Ruddy Darter all on the wing on the reserve. Several Painted Ladies, Red Admirals, a Brimstone, Brown Argus and Small Heath were among the butterflies recorded.

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Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool by windpump at 3pm +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly Winterton North Dunes on 1st toad pool just beyond concrete blocks this a'noon +2.Red-veined Darters
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB east of Patsy's Pool in dead tree at 12.20pm PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.50am
Norfolk Garganey drk y'day Welney WWT still from Friends Hide +Cattle Egret from main observatory