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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 1st October 2019

Two Greenshank and a Great White Egret were noted on the Broadwater and two flocks of Snipe numbering 37 birds were also seen flying over during the morning. On the sea there were counts of 178 Brent Geese, 45 Gannets, 29 Pintail, five Red-throated Divers, seven Arctic Skuas, three Manx Shearwater and three Bonxies.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm near junction of Meadow Trail +path to Fen Hide
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still 1.45pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Firecrest Wells Woods between car park +2nd right-angle bend at 11.45am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Happisburgh on sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at west end [heard only]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham still 11.45am at north end of Waxham Sands Holiday Park in scrub with tit flock viewed from coast path tho mobile
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still east of bend in sea wall
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still mid morning by Fen Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens still in copse at north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham
Norfolk 3.Ruddy Shelducks Runham just east of council offices in stubble field with 76.Egyptian Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at east end of car park in apple trees