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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 18th September 2019

A much quieter day today, with sea watching producing only three Great and two Arctic Skuas and three Red-throated Divers. A Greenshank was also on the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets still 2.58pm Burnham Norton in cattle field east of track
Norfolk 30.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB +16.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 1.40pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Norton west of main track from car park