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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 7th August 2019

A recently fledged Cuckoo was a surprise find along the approach road early morning. A Greenshank was on the NWT reserve and five Wigeon and a Pink-footed Goose on the Broadwater gave an early taste of things to come.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash late morning (+3.Curlew Sands Spoonbill)
Norfolk 37.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen this a'noon
Norfolk 9.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +Spoonbill again. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 8.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 12.37pm +9.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy Dunes still with cattle by path at 10.51am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 10.Wood Sands Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape from Avocet Hide at 7.10am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +10.Spoonbills Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 7.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +5.Spoonbills on beach