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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Highlights today were three Lapland Buntings around Thornham Harbour, two Great White Egrets, a Med Gull and a Spotted Redshank, which was again on the Broadwater. A short sea watch produced counts of 28 Gannets and five Sandwich terns with a distant flock of c200 Common Scoter also noted.

Moth trap highlights included two Feathered Ranunculus and single Grey Pine Carpet, Black Rustic, Beaded Chestnut and Brown-spot Pinion.

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Norfolk Great White Egret flew SE over Cantley Beet Factory at 10.45am
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Breydon Water at east end at high tide
Norfolk Lapland Bunting west of Titchwell RSPB still 3.20pm at Thornham Point (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still late a'noon SW of caravan site on fence by south end of cattle field near bales
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 2.50pm 2mls S.of Filby at Runham at Runham Swim on pool near windpump. Pk near barns at S.end of Swim Road +take footpath W below bank to W.of windpump NR29 3EH TG.474.101
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley NWT on sea late morning
Norfolk 53+Common Cranes Welney WWT
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings between Titchwell RSPB +Thornham Point late morning (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over East Ruston at 1.15pm
Norfolk Little Stint Dickleburgh Moor NR still +3.Spotted Redshanks still TM.173.831
Norfolk Black Redstart male Waxham.
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape NW of hide at 12.17pm
Norfolk Grey Plover juv Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape from hide at 12.30pm +showing well
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey viewed from cross towards Thurne Mill at 12.10pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret. Garganey from Lyle Hide at 11.30am. 50.Common Cranes from visitor centre
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end on Lumps
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still 11.32am SW of caravan site on fence by south end of cattle field near bales viewed from near 'no entry' sign
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Wells Woods still at The Dell in silver birches on south side of The Dell at 11.06am
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still on south pit from Shore Hide at 10.47am. 3.juv.Curlew Sands still on The Wash
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills y'day Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point
Norfolk Snow Bunting male Titchwell RSPB still on beach west of main path
Norfolk Lapland Bunting west of Titchwell RSPB still at Thornham Point
Norfolk no sign of Wryneck North Elmham at Cathedral Meadow
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still on fence SW of caravan site at 10.14am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Titchwell RSPB on fence at Thornham Marsh at 9.46am tho distant
Norfolk Osprey y'day Snettisham flew over Ken Hill Wood at 6.30pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 2mls S.of Filby at Runham at Runham Swim on pool near windpump at 9.16am. Pk near barns at S.end of Swim Road +take footpath W below bank to W.of windpump NR29 3EH TG.474.101
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day flew east over Burnham Overy Dunes in a'noon