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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 27th September 2019

A flock of 450 Pink-feet were on the marsh and a Great White Egret was seen briefly. At sea 6 Brent Geese, 180 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 12 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns were noted. At least 28 Jays passed inland during the morning and 2 Cetti's Warblers were calling near Redwell Marsh. On the NWT reserve a Green Sandpiper, Snipe and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were of interest.

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Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT flew east past beach car park late morning
Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide
Norfolk 29+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Blakeney at Friary Hills NT near caravan park at 8am [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Sheringham flew west along promenade at 9.55am
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide mid morning