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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 10th August 2019

A stormy day, highlights were a Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and 3 Greenshank on the NWT, together with 30 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Whimbrel with a party of Curlew heading east. The Great White Egret was also seen.

In the moth traps a Pine and a Poplar Hawk were of note, with a single White Point also of interest.

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Norfolk 47.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen still 2pm
Norfolk 6.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 1pm +8.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Cley NWT at 7am
Norfolk Storm Petrel flew east past Cley at 12.04pm tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 9.55am
Norfolk large s'water sp flew east past Cley at 10.15am
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas Cley offshore at 9.10am