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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 19th September 2019

Some early morning signs of migration with small numbers of over flying Chaffinches and Skylarks noted. Larger numbers of Meadow Pipits were evident, which enabled  34 to be ringed and one trapped was found to be bearing a ring already and had originated from Stavanger in Norway.
A Great White Egret was on the Broadwater early morning, a Manx Shearwater was noted on the sea and two Hobby were hawking over the western end of the Broadwater mid afternoon.

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Norfolk 43.Common Cranes Welney WWT still early a'noon at Lady Fen viewable from road 300yds from visitor centr
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle near boardwalk at 3p
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle near boardwalk +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Hawfinch 1.5mls south of Thetford at Barnhamcross Common LN
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB still on pits +4.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 43.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Lady Fen +3.Whooper Swans Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Autumn Trail viewpoint at 9.47am +9.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool at 9.20am
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk y'day flew west past Titchwell RSPB