Holme Bird Observatory Friday 26th July 2019

A Great White Egret was seen during the morning and a Great Crested Grebe was on the Broadwater. 100+ Black-tailed Godwits were of note together with a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank and a Snipe. A Turtle Dove was in the dunes and 150+ Swallows were gathering around the village and reserves. A family of Stonechats was on the east bank.

Moths included Pine Hawk, another Marbled Clover, Knot Grass, Rosy Minor, 2 Drinkers, 2 Garden Tigers, a female Oak Eggar and a Leopard Moth.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still in NE corner of Pat's Pool mid a'noon
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +11+Spoonbills still
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool in evng. Recently 7.Caspian Gulls
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 8.30am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Cley flew west past beach car park at 10.10am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Purple Heron juv still Titchwell RSPB early morning then flew west over Thornham village