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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 20th March 2020

Moth Traps - 4 Hebrew Character, 1 Small Quaker, 1 Diurnea fagella
Four Mediterranean Gull on Redwell Marsh
Four Twite on Thornham Coal Barn

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still +Common Crane
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (both fem/1w.male) South Creake still in garden
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Bull Marsh this morning
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park this morning
Norfolk Garganey drk Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track at 12.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still viewed from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.45am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR still 10am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew south over Roydon Common NNR at 9.54am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on