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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 29th June 2019

A melting day with temperatures reaching 30 degrees. On the sea 2 Gannets, 7 Little Terns, 67 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns were offshore with an adult Med Gull on the sea. Seven Black-tailed Godwits were around the NWT pools and a Hobby soared over the Observatory late morning, with a tit flock in the pines which included a Treecreeper. Two Grasshopper Warblers were still present and a family of 4+ Stonechats were along the east bank.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still 3pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON till c2.20pm Cley NWT west of West Bank then flew west +appeared to land on Blakeney Point
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 2.10pm Cley NWT west of West Bank
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still c2pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Black Tern 2.Little Gulls)
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON till c1.55pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape then flew to Cricket Marsh
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 1.50pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape. Permits available from visitor centre
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT this a'noon
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 1.30pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape then flushed +flew out of view
Norfolk Honey Buzzard midway between Wells +Stiffkey flew inland at 10.30am
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 1.10pm Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank just north of steps at south end briefly tho distant
Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a'noon
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still 1.05pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still this a'noon Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank just north of steps at south end
Norfolk no news on Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB since mid morning
Norfolk no news on Squacco Heron Cley NWT since 10.40am
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 10.40am Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank just north of steps at south end
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 9.45am Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank just north of steps at south end
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON still 9.40am Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON Cley NWT flew east then west past Daukes' Hide then landed at Cricket Marsh at 9.25am
Norfolk 8+Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still mid morning Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +7.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Quail male singing y'day New Buckenham Common
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh