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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 19th July 2019

Seawatching today produced 8 Common Scoters, 4 Gannets, 2 Little Terns, 5 Common Terns and over 300 Sandwich Terns on the beach, and 3 juvenile Med Gulls also seen. A flock of 190 Black-tailed Godwits was on the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk probable Semipalmated Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 4pm tho distant
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1.5mls WNW of Hevingham flew west over Buxton Heath
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon +Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) still
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer still at beach this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT again on Lady Fen from visitor centre
Norfolk still no sign of ad.Pacific Golden Plover Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of metal wind pump by 8.45am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide at 8.08am +Wood Sand
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +3.Spotted Redshanks still
Norfolk no sign of ad.Pacific Golden Plover Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of metal wind pump by 6.41am