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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 9th June 2019

A sunny but breezy day, highlights were a single Crossbill in the pines briefly near the Observatory, at least 2 Spoonbills in the area, a Red Kite, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little and 2 Sandwich Terns, an adult Med Gull, 2 Cuckoos, 7 Swifts, a Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers and a Reed Warbler singing.

Moths included a Grass Rivulet, Ingrailed Clay, Bordered White, Fern and Common Marbled Carpet

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by windpump at 3.45pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by windpump at 3.35pm
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still this a'noon Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 11.30am Titchwell RSPB from screen at Patsy's Pool +showing well PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water again at east end briefly 11.35am
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 11.05am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed tho distant NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still c10.10am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still mid morning Titchwell RSPB flew towards Patsy's Pool PE31 8BB
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still 9.15am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still c7.40am Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes c200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD cTG.471.231
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk LESSER GREY SHRIKE still Horsey north of Nelson Head Track in bushes by coast path c200yds west of green shed