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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 30th July 2019

A Great White Egret was viewable on the marsh from the approach track early morning and a Cuckoo was also around the pines near the Obs. A Wood Sandpiper was on Redwell Marsh, with both Common and Green Sandpiper present too.

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Norfolk 4.Wood Sands just east of Wells still 3.15pm on scrape accessed from track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk Pied Fly Winterton South Dunes by oaks tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide
Norfolk 21.Wood Sands Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands just east of Wells on scrape accessed from track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk 10.Wood Sands Cley NWT still from Daukes' Hide at 8am
Norfolk Wood Sand Walsey Hills NOA still at Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Quail male singing Choseley drying barns by pig field
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes Welney WWT
Norfolk Pied Fly Brancaster on fence by beach car park at 8.45am. 3.Spoonbills on saltmarsh
Norfolk Black Tern Breydon Water briefly +Spoonbill
Norfolk Beautiful Marbled moth Holme trapped