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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 25th June 2019

On the sea six Eider were noteworthy and Hobby, Common Sandpiper and four Whimbrel were noted on and around the reserve. The moth trap held in excess of fifty species which included Small Elephant and Privet Hawk Moths.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT at Lady Fen by road north of visitor centre this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 12.56pm on freshmarsh. Curlew Sand from Island Hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 12.45pm Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed in dead tree then flew to reeds PE31 8BB
Norfolk 19.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at 12.35pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) ad.fem Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 11.30am
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 8am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed in dead tree at 7.03am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing Northrepps at 5.45am