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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 29th September 2019

A brief seawatch produced 6 Gannets and a Sandwich Tern. A Red Kite drifted over the ridge, and 3 Common Buzzards were squabbling on the grazing marsh. Three Yellow Wagtails were with cattle on the west side of the grazing marsh and 2 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs were also noted. Two Stonechats were in the dunes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton by Low Road opposite Low Farm barns
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Thornham harbour from car park this a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Osprey reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again flew over
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still +14.Spoonbills 4.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still from main path flew to reedbed at 8.53am
Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from viewing platform at 8.20am but no sign of Cattle Egret