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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 7th September 2019

Seawatching continued throughout the day producing 15 Teal, 34 Common Scoter 23 Fulmars, 23 Manx Shearwaters, 160 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, one Pom Skua, 40 Arctic Skuas, 33 Bonxies, 29 Sandwich Terns, an Arctic Tern and 2 Med Gulls. A Spotted Redshank and 68+ Black-tailed Godwits were on the NWT reserve, with 12 Spoonbills also reported there.

Ringing included 42 birds with two juvenile Goldcrests, 2 Coal Tits, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Whitethroats and 3 Blackcaps among the catch.

In the moth traps a Feathered Gothic was the highlight.

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Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew west past beach car park 6am-8.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Black Tern juv flew east past West Runton this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 32.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 still at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew past Sheringham (+juv.Black Tern)
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley flew past beach car park 6am-9am
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 1+Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley flew west past beach car park 10.10-10.15am
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sheringham at 8.25am