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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 10th September 2019

A quieter day than was hoped, with ringing totals at only 20 new birds, though a 1CY Kingfisher was a nice surprise. Some signs of migration early morning with Swallows and House Martins moving west along the dunes with two Swifts also noted. A Great White Egret was again out on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide at 3.16pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide at 3.13pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Happisburgh at old Coastwatch in elder
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Breydon Water from pumphouse on South Wall
Norfolk Clifden Nonpareil moth Cley
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER still this a'noon Blakeney Point in Plantation (for 2nd day). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER Blakeney Point in Plantation (+Whinchat). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male still Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk Common Crane y'day still Welney WWT
Norfolk 28.Common Cranes y'day still Welney WWT
Norfolk Pied Fly Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk probable Citrine Wagtail y'day Salthouse flew west over north end of Beach Road at dusk
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Salthouse at Gramborough Hill late evng
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad still in tree from hide at 7.30am tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB +Purple Sand