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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 17th September 2019

Seawatching during the day produced counts of 285 Gannets, 56 Great and 29 Arctic Skuas, 37 Kittiwakes, 10 Red-throated and one Great Northern Diver, 8 Manx Shearwaters and three Puffins. Two Great White egrets were again on the grazing marsh and a Spotted Redshank was on the Broadwater viewable from the NWT hides.

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Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception hide mid a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew west past Cley 9.20-10.40am +Arctic Tern
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew east past Cley 8am-midday +2.Puffins
Norfolk 33.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Bank Farm/ Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from reception at 11.20am
Norfolk Little Auk reported flew east past Sheringham at 7.45am
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 7.50am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431