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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 12th May 2020

Spoonbills featured again today with two on the Grazing Marsh being joined by three others mid morning. At least five Whimbrel were recorded and a Greenshank flew along the Broadwater calling.  Fifteen Little Terns were counted during a half hour sea watch along with three Gannets. Two Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail were also noted in the recording area during the day.   
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Norfolk Stone Curlew Weybourne Camp in spring cereal field at 10am then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Garganey
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park at 1.15pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Hooded Crow Scarning Fen NR flew east over Toftwood at 9am