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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 1st April 2020

Things today were much as the last few days, with the Wigeon and Brent Goose flocks remaining on the grazing Marsh both taking noisily to the air on regular occasions.
The pair of Med Gulls were on the Broadwater again with the Black-headed Gulls and at least two Pink-feet were noted amongst the more numerous Greylags.

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Norfolk Sedge Warbler Potter Heigham Marshes at Middle Wall track
Norfolk Cuckoo male singing y'day Cley behind Cley Hall early morning
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male y'day Cley still by boats just west of beach car park
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh still 11.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marsh