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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 24th September 2019

A fairly grim day with heavy rain at times and strong winds; the Yellow-browed Warbler remained in Sycamores in the NWT car park whilst in the pines were singles of Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher to be seen. Some 50 Gannets were noted in a brief seawatch and wildfowl included 320 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 90+ Wigeon, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 200 Common Scoter. Other interest included 2 Spoonbills and a Great White Egret.

A Feathered Ranunculus was the pick of the moth traps whilst Humming-bird Hawk-moth and Wall Brown were noted on the wing during a brief spell of sunshine.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Brancaster flew SW over golf course at 5.30pm
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (ad +juv) Cley NWT from Daukes' HIde this evng
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide at 5.15pm
Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 5.30pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from reception hide at 4.40pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse still east of Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide Great White Egret still from Friends Hide. Reserver open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55;concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still 9.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr still Titchwell RSPB between Fen Trail +Tank Road tho mobile