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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 9th April 2020

A fine morning with winds swinging into the north north-east by late afternoon. A few migrants are definitely appearing now with at least 3 Sedge Warblers in song along the east bank - one doing a superb imitation of Goldfinch! A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling and 3 Willow Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Snipe, 10+ Med Gulls, 12 Avocets and a Brambling were also of note around the recording area. Two Jays were in the pines first thing and at least 7 Buzzards were counted.

In the moth traps 2 Streamers, a Hebrew Character and 2 Small Quakers were of note together with a Red Chestnut. A Speckled Wood butterfly and 3 Peacocks were also recorded.

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Norfolk Wryneck Sheringham in garden
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham at Poplar Farm in garden
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Blakeney Freshmarsh in field on south side at 10.30am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach this morning +Water Pipit reported
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Aylmerton this morning then flew east towards Felbrigg Park
Norfolk Osprey flew NE over Mundford
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NNR still
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT +Spoonbill flew west
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Caister on west side
Norfolk Cattle Egret Limpenhoe still on grazing marsh viewed south from Well Road tho distant TG.395.031
Norfolk BLACK KITE 2.5mls WSW of Dereham at Scarning flew north over sewage works at 8.16am