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Holme Bird Observatory 31st July 2019

The biggest surprise today was a Fieldfare in the pines behind the Observatory. More expected were a Great White Egret on the Grazing Marsh, Green Sandpiper in front of the NWT hides and two Wood and two Green Sandpipers on Redwell Marsh.

South Westerly winds, at the end of July, and just what you'd expect, a Fieldfare !

Migrant Hawker staying down low out of the wind.

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 Norfolk 10+Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in SE corner. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Fieldfare Holme NOA
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still +2.Curlew Sands still +Wood Sand still
Norfolk Wood Sand Holme Dunes still by entrance track +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Wood Sand Holme at Redwell Marsh NOA still