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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 26th September 2019

A wet and blustery start with sunshine in the afternoon. On the sea 12 Wigeon, 134 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 52 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 12 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were recorded. A Willow Warbler and 2 Sand Martins were the only migrants of note, with no confirmed sighting of any of yesterday's Yellow-browed Warblers.

In the moth traps highlights included a Mallow, Archer's Dart, Feathered Ranunculus, Snout, Knotgrass and Large Wainscot.

A Scarce Bordered Straw was photographed in the trap on the 25th September

Scarce Bordered Straw by Steve Newman, 25th September 2019

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Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide. Jack Snipe still from Reception Hide
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings 1.5mls NNE of Wells on saltmarsh just east of East Hills early a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr still Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 10.48am just south of A149 west of Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sheringham at 10.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide at 9.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in sallows at south end at 9am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. Great White Egret still on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse still on shingle ridge just east of Gramborough Hill at 7.57am tho mobile
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day near Burnham Overy Staithe