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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 29th July 2019

On the sea today 2 Eiders and 2 Gannets were of note and elsewhere a Red Kite drifted along the ridge, and a Great White Egret was on the NWT reserve together with 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper and 5 Wood Sandpipers.

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Norfolk 28+Wood Sands Cley NWT still +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still late morning +Little Stint
Norfolk 20+Wood Sands Cley NWT still at Pat's Pool /Simmonds' Scrape +Little Stint
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Cantley beet factory still
Norfolk Turtle Dove juv Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Walsey Hills NOA at Snipe's Marsh early morning
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Sheringham flew west early morning
Norfolk Quail male singing y'day Kelling Water Meadow +3.Wood Sands
Norfolk 2.Garganey Titchwell RSPB +Great White Egret
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still +7.Curlew Sands 11.Wood Sands
Norfolk Wood Sand south of Cawston flew north over Brandiston at 6.14am
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Norwich flew west over New Costessey at 11.08pm [heard only]. Wood Sand flew NW over Hellesdon at c10.55pm [heard only]
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Norwich flew west over New Costessey at 11.08pm [heard only]. Wood Sand flew NW over Hellesdon at c10.55pm [heard only]
Norfolk 5.Ruddy Shelducks flew west past Sheringham at 5.50am