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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 3rd August 2019

A Great White Egret was on the Broadwater for the first half of the day and two Spoonbills appeared briefly before flying off East. A calling Common Crossbill was around the Observatory Pines before it too flew off East.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon +7.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 2.50pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide (+10+Wood Sands ad.Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk 15+Wood Sands Cley NWT still this morning +ad.Spotted Redshank
Norfolk probable Black Tern Cley flew east past coastguards at 12.40pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 11.19am Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 2.WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS (both ads) Snettisham RSPB: 1.on mud by 1st mud beyond houses at 10.40am TF.647.318, 1.still from Shore Hide at 9.36am
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still 10.40am Snettisham RSPB on mud by 1st pit beyond houses TF.647.318
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still 9.36am Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 8.53am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad again 8.53am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand ad till c8.18am Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh then flew off +lost to view
Norfolk Pec Sand ad Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8.15am
Norfolk Balearic S'water reported y'day flew past Holme Dunes
Norfolk 6.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Great White Egret 2.Curlew Sands 3.Spoonbills