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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 2nd June 2019

A Great White Egret, two Golden Plover, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler and at least two Cuckoos were the best of today's birds. The first Emperor dragonflies were also noted.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still 1.38pm on Pat's Pool +1s.Little Gull still. ad.Spoonbill on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3+Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide this morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still late morning on Pat's Pool +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool flew to reedbed behind dead tree at 10.10am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing near Stiffkey Fen by A149 at 9.30am
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 10.35am with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Spotted Crake y'day Welney WWT in evng. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still 9.08am from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 8.55am with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk GULL-BILLED TERN reported flew west past Sheringham
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.15am +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still west of Beach Road with cattle viewed from sea wall
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on tidal poo
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on 2nd lagoon at 7.43am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT entrance at 6.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holme Dunes in a'noon +Turtle Dove still