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Holme Bird Observatory 10th October 2020

Over 1000 Pink-feet were counted on the grazing marsh and offshore 300+ Gannets and 2 Guillemots passed west. A juvenile Peregrine was hunting and 5+ Rock Pipits were passing over calling.

Two Black Rustics, a Lunar Underwing and a Large Wainscot were in the moth traps, with Red Admiral, Wall Brown and Small White also of interest.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Ludham Bridge still 11am. Park at Womack Staithe +walk past toilets +take footpath left of Hunters Boat Yard
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy Marshes mid a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret 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 +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes Clippesby in field
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Lady Anne's Drive at c1.30pm with cattle
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still at east end by west end of Holkham Pines in 1st hollow on south side (+10.Cattle Egrets 4.Great White Egrets)
Norfolk Great White Egret East Somerton NE of White House
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from dunes at 11.30am +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 1ml NW of Martham +south of River Thurne at Martham Ferry in 2nd field east of car park. From Ferrygate Lane take footpath TG.449.199
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew over West Caister
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Bodham
Norfolk no sign of Hoopoe Wighton 1/2ml west of Potter's Farm by manure heap south of Crabbe Road mid morning