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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 29th August 2019

A Pied Flycatcher was still in the pines during the morning. Also of interest were a Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, a Whinchat along Thornham Bank, and 3+ Stonechats on the East Bank.

A Grayling was seen in the pines and moths of interest in the traps included a Rosy Wave, Gold Spot, Latticed Heath, and a Poplar Hawk Moth.

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Norfolk 2.Ruddy Shelducks Breydon Water from South Wall
Norfolk 6.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide mid a'noon +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 4+Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide this a'noon
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Norton +Osprey flew east at 1.40pm +47.Spoonbills
Norfolk 26.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 53.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen from coast path at 1.02pm
Norfolk Little Gull 2w Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh at 12.50pm
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes still in birch clump west of highest dune 25yds from fence
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells on scrape accessed from track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 10.12am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station. Park sensibly TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +4.Wood Sands still
Norfolk 2.Whinchats Titchwell RSPB in grazing meadow
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys y'day Holme Dunes
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still on Autumn Trail
Norfolk 1+Wood Sand on Tuesday flew east over Holme Dunes at 4.38pm
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +2.Great White Egrets still. 6.Spoonbills still Thornham Marsh +Spotted Redshank still