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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 5th August 2019

A Spotted Redshank was on the NWT reserve and 11 Black-tailed Godwit flew over Thornham Harbour, with 5 summer plumage Golden Plover also of interest.

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Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT still in NE corner of Pat's Pool at 2.46pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pope's Marsh this morning
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 1.56pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk 7.Wood Sands Cley NWT still
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash off Shore Hide at 11.43am
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cantley beet factory still
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 10.45am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape (+Wood Sand still +Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB +5.Wood Sands
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 10.11am +4.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.10am Cley NWT at NW end of Pat's Pool from Teal Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 6.45am Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.16am (+Wood Sand Spotted Redshank