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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 30th June 2019

A milder day with a strong westerly breeze, a Red Kite drifted along Green Bank in the afternoon, and on the sea 3 Fulmars, a Gannet, 2 Little Terns, 161 Sandwich Terns, and 3 Common Terns were seen. A Cuckoo was around the Broadwater and a Grasshopper Warbler was still reeling, with a Turtle Dove near the entrance to Redwell Marsh paddock.

In the moth traps 70 species included Privet Hawk Moth, Lappet, Red-necked Footman, Beautiful Hook Tip, Archers and White-lined Darts.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still mid a'noon on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still 3pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Large Tortoiseshell butterfly Norwich in Lakenham in garden on Rowington Road at 11.30am NR1 3RR
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS again 2.20pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 1.15pm on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk Hen Harrier reported Welney WWT at Lady Fen
Norfolk no further sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by 12.30pm
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 12.50pm on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle by sea wall at 11am
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey again c12.30pm on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk no further sign of Squacco Heron just NE of Stiffkey on flood south of A149 11.30 -11.55am TF.978.436
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 10.20am on flood south of A149 +showing well TF.978.436
Norfolk BLACK STORK Titchwell RSPB flew east over car park at 9.55am PE31 8BB
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 9.45am on flood south of A149 then flew to long grass +lost to view TF.978.436
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey again 9.31am on flood south of A149
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen mid morning then flew towards Morston
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey on flood south of A149 at 8.15am +showing well
Norfolk again no sign of Squacco Heron Cley NWT by 7am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+6.Spotted Redshanks. 14.Spoonbills Thornham Marsh)