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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 6th September 2020

The first Pink-feet began to arrive with 13 seen coming in off the sea. On the sea today Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater and 2 Great Skuas were the highlights. A Water Rail was heard and 2 Wheatears were on the beach.

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Norfolk 3+Curlew Sands (all juvs) Breydon Water still at east end at 3.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Beeston Regis
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 4.Whinchats Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Bawsey Pits this morning
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still 2.30pm at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach (+Whinchat)
Norfolk Wryneck y'day Hemsby
Norfolk White Stork flew over Dickleburgh Moor NR at 2.40pm
Norfolk no sign of Purple Heron Ormesby Little Broad midday -2.15pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Point +Whinchat
Norfolk Curlew Sand y'day Holme Dunes
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Whinchat
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv still early a'noon 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory at SW lagoon (+Wood Sand Curlew Sand). Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still late morning at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach (+Whinchat)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes flew in off sea then flew west
Norfolk 7.Curlew Sands Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool mid morning
Norfolk 50.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (both 1w) still Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet south of Money Lane viewed from road late morning
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk 45.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Wood Sand just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wryneck reported Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Welney WWT from Friends Hide
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach
Norfolk Osprey flew south over East Wretham Heath NWT at 8am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet c200yds south of east end of Money Lane viewed from coast path at 8.50am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy still with cattle +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Osprey Burgh Castle at 9.05am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver y'day flew west past Cley mid a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spotted Redshank juv just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Great White Egret Spoonbill Whinchat. Purple Sand still at east end of quay at 8am then flew to saltmarsh
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv still 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory at SW lagoon at 7.20am. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Curlew Sand Old Hunstanton on beach opposite Ancient Mariner Inn