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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 21st July 2019

An Osprey flew over south west. 2 Turtle Doves and a juvenile Cuckoo were in the dunes and a Green Sandpiper was on the NWT pools. Other birds of note included 137 Black-tailed Godwits, 280 Sandwich Terns, 66 Little Terns and 3 Common Terns fishing in Thornham Harbour at high tide.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still 3.35pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Honey Buzzard again 1.5mls WNW of Hevingham over Buxton Heath at 10.30am
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still 3pm Breydon Water south of South Wall in horse field west of pumping station TG.486.063
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still 1.30pm Breydon Water south of South Wall in horse field west of pumping station TG.486.063
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still 1.20pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Curlew Sand still)
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still 12.20pm Breydon Water south of South Wall in horse field west of pumping station TG.486.063
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Holme Dunes at 12.15pm
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still midday Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Curlew Sand still)
Norfolk TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL fem/juv Titchwell flew west past In Focus at 11.41am
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still Breydon Water south of South Wall in horse field
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still 10.45am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Curlew Sand still +17.Spoonbills)
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still 9.30am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Quail male singing c3/4ml SW of Blakeney off B1156 in field near Galley Hill Farm early morning
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer still near pier
Norfolk reported Semipalmated Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at c7.10am is a Common Sand
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at back of fenced area from path by Island Hide at c7.10am tho distant then walked out of view
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh