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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 23rd February 2020

A Waxwing dropped in beside the Heligoland trap at 2.30pm but was seen only briefly. A total of 9 Avocets were on the NWT pools, and offshore from the Firs over 2,500 Common Scoter passed east, with a Red-throated Diver and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers also recorded. A Red kite drifted along the ridge and at least 3 Barn Owls were hunting.

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Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach opposite Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Snettisham RSPB behind car park
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.27pm +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Winterton still on sea off cafe
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 1.11pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 12.58pm 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm TF.676.050
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+60.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh near large island at 12.57pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 11.26am 1ml SW of Fincham still at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm tho distant TF.676.050
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes (8.ads) between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in field from barn at 10am TG.420.124
Norfolk Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB +2.Short-eared Owls
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.15am 1ml SW of Fincham still at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heap just west of junction at 10.09am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Fincham still on wires at Black Drove between Paddock Lane +Ravens Farm at 8.15am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 22nd February 2020

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Norfolk 11.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end at 2.09pm
Norfolk 32.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just north of Snettisham RSPB on sea wall at 12.30pm
Norfolk Hawfinch still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings Winterton
Norfolk Common Crane Welney WWT still
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.30pm TF.728.443
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 11.55am TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still west of Branch Road at 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 15.Whooper Swans Wymondham flew NE over north end at 9.07am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 8.18am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 21st February 2020

On the sea today 5 Eiders, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver were of note, with Great White Egret again seen on the marsh, Barn and Tawny Owl also seen, and a Bullfinch along the approach road.

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Norfolk 4.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn this a'noon TG.420.124
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1.12pm 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Common Crane between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 2.30pm. 3.Common Cranes flew over road towards Hickley

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 20th February 2020

A Great White Egret was of note around the marsh with a Red Kite flying over, Peregrine hunting and single Stonechat and Rock Pipit also of note.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 19th February 2020

Birds on the sea this morning included two Long-tailed Ducks, two Red-throated Divers and an Eider. On the Grazing Marsh and Broadwater there were still good numbers of Wildfowl and waders present, with counts of 700 wigeon, 500 Lapwing, 300 Golden Plover, 350 Brent Geese and 250 Pink-feet made. Nine Twite were again present around the Coal Barn in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water along South Wall still this morning
Norfolk 180+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+53.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 9+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 46.Snow Buntings Holkham still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +2.Velvet Scoters offshore. 4.Spoonbills still from Lady Anne's Drive TF.896.458
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still 100yds south of 1st hide in bush viewed from opposite side of pit
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk 7.Bewick's Swans Norwich flew ENE over Brunswick Road NR2 2HB
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day NE of Chedgrave still at Hardley Staithe

Holme bird Observatory Tuesday 18th February 2020

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath at 12.16pm
Norfolk 25+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash +Short-eared Owl still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Cley NWT
Norfolk Bittern Cley NWT at South Pool at 5.55pm then flew over Glaven Valley
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT late a'noon
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay still
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Bayfield Lake still late a'noon with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks opposite museum at 2.46pm
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west past Sheringham at 3.31pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv still 3.27pm NW of Wells +north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Winterton on sea opposite cafe
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Holkham Bay still
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv still 1.27pm NW of Wells +north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.40am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Lesser White-fronted Goose ad near Matlaske still at Barningham Hall in field at 9am with Greylag Geese. Park in village +walk to private sign at Barningham hall entrance
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 4+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.07am (+48.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 15.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2+Water Pipits Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 17th February 2020

An adult female Scaup was on the Broadwater in the afternoon. A flock of 25 Snow Buntings was on the beach off Golf Course, and a Chiffchaff was at the Saltings. A male Blackcap was in front of the Richardson hide, and on the grazing marshes 300 Golden Plover and 400 Lapwings were counted.




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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Common Crane flew over
Norfolk 52+Snow Buntings Holkham still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +Long-tailed Duck 8.Velvet Scoters TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 1.10pm
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh +3.Great White Egrets still +137.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk Shorelark Waxham still at Waxham Sands Holiday Park viewed from coast path (2.Purple Sands on groyne.26)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.29am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 9.34am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 7.45am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 16th February 2020

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Norfolk 12.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 3.46pm in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 37.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this morning. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 3pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 2.35pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool still this a'noon
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still by Fritton Road
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 11.10am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.51am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach by west slipway at 8.45am. 2.Purple Sands on rocks at east end of Esplanade at high tide
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 15th February 2020

Storm Dennis arrived with strengthening winds and most bird keeping low. Ten Twite were seen at Thornham, and on the grazing marshes 200 Brent Geese, 300 Golden Plover and 380 Lapwings were of interest.

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Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male reported 1ml north of Sedgeford still flew from by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +lost to view this morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Letheringsett still with 2.Lesser Redpolls. Take Riverside Road by mill +view alders upstream from bridge over ford
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still at end of track west of boatyard
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 3.Scaup Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide +Great White Egret 3.Common Cranes
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 9.45am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 14th February 2020

On the sea today 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 female Long-tailed Duck, 4 Eider and 2 Fulmars were of interest while an adult male Peregrine, a Red Kite, 400 Golden Plover were around the reserves and a Woodcock, 2 Water Pipits and 7 Bullfinches were in the village. A flock of 40+ Snow Buntings were on the beach, and a Spotted Redshank and 11 Twite were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 2.32pm by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 11.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 1.10pm TF.728.443
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.30pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on sea below museum at 12.26pm +Purple Sand
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Holme Dunes NWT on beach at 11.17am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour at staithe at 11.51am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still 11.45am in field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from footpath by Latham's car park
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks Holkham Bay (but 60.Snow Buntings still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area. 4.Long-tailed Ducks on sea +31.Velvet Scoters) TF.896.458
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 10.48am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret east of Bawburgh by River Yare just west of A47 at 7.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 10.30am
Norfolk 11.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still 200yds east of NE corner tho mobile. Great White Egret on saltings north of Blakeney Quay
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Halvergate Marshses still by Branch Road at 9.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 13th February 2020

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Norfolk 8.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 200.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still +3+Great White Egrets 5.Spoonbills
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still this a'noon
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Letheringsett by ford with 2.Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still mid a'noon north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge (+Short-eared Owl). Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach
Norfolk Hooded Crow Kelling in field near school at c12.50pm then flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.45pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 6+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still in bush
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Halvergate Marshes still near Branch Road late morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 25+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 1+Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay still +2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water at east end briefly mid morning then flew towards Bure Park
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 28.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach

Holme Bird Observatory Wednseday 12th February 2020


The Twite were again in Thornham Harbour with a count of nine made mid morning. A half hour sea-watch was rather quiet, with twelve Fulmars, two Red-throated Divers and a Guillemot noted.

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Norfolk 35.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Cley NWT again on Simmond's Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 2.48pm
Norfolk 31+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still 1.45pm in field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from footpath by Latham's car park
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still 12.30pm
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still at Poplar Farm in sugar beet field
Norfolk Little Gull flew NW past Mundesley 7.15-10.15am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT from Avocet Hide at 11.14am
Norfolk 5.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still by Fritton Road
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in field by footpath west of Herbert Woods boatyard
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 9.56am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 12.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 9.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at puddles by sea wall at 9.23am TF.728.443
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 11th February 2020

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Cley NWT again on Simmond's Scrape at c3.25pm
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still at Poplar Farm at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on breakwaters
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Sheringham still
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 1.45pm by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still just west of Earlham Marsh at 11.25am
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 9.30am TF.728.443
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water from path by Asda at 9.56am at high tide
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 10th February 2020

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 2.08pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape at c2.05pm
Norfolk 27.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still in field by A149 this morning
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.32pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich just west of Earlham Marsh at 12.35pm
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT on Bull Marsh at 11.50am
Norfolk 9+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still below hornbeams in paddock at 10.05am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 9.30am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk probable Caspian Gull y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk Velvet Scoter y'day Winterton

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 8th February 2020

A drake Pintail was in front of the Car Park Hide, and on the sea 6 Red-breasted Mergansers were counted. A Peregrine was noted, and 2 Stonechats were on the east bank in the afternoon sunshine.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still +Great White Egret. 45.Snow Buntings Holkham NNR
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still +Great White Egret. 45.Snow Buntings Holkham NNR
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshes still 2.42pm
Norfolk 30+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum this morning
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach this a'noon
Norfolk Hooded Crow Salthouse Heath flew west along ridge at 2.40pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Acle +13.Common Cranes
Norfolk Goshawk juv Dersingham Bog at 12.30pm +2.Ravens Woodlark
Norfolk Great White Egret Heigham Holmes
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still this a'noon by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 12.15pm in gardens on Cross Street
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still 10.35am on beach
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+29.Snow Buntings still +3.Velvet Scoters) TF.896.458
Norfolk 19+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 11.05am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +drk.Scaup from Friends Hide
Norfolk 22.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham SW of village tho mobile (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Horsey on rocks by post.41 at 11.25am
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 10am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still at far end
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham +9.Twite
Norfolk 150+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.15am +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 3+Short-eared Owls Haddiscoe Marshes still over east end at 10am
Norfolk 15+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk Raven Waxham at Poplar Farm in chicken field
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still 9.20am on Billy's Wash
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on breakwater near Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still on Cross Street
Norfolk 14.Snow Buntings Cley flew west over Coastguards
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape at 8.45am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Haddiscoe Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 7th February 2020

On the sea today 4 Eiders, a Red-throated Diver, and 5 Great Crested Grebes were counted. At least 3 Stonechats were seen and 2 Rock Pipits were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still north of Winterton Holmes this morning +Raven still
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard juv Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.50pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach below Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk 30+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 11.41am
Norfolk Hooded Crow Wiveton at 10am tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Halvergate Marshes at High's Drainage Mill
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (50.Snow Buntings still on beach +4+Velvet Scoters) TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Bowthorpe at 9.55am
Norfolk no sign of Great Northern Diver y'day Blickling Hall on lake in a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still by north end of Lady Anne's Drive with Dark-bellied Brent Geese

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 6th February 2020

A Peregrine was seen hunting today with 2 Buzzards and 6 Marsh Harriers also counted. A Spotted Redshank flew over the east bank and a male Blackcap was seen in the shelter of the pines. Other birds of note included 4 Stonechats, 2 Siskins over calling, 10 Twite at Thornham Harbour and at least 12 Snow Buntings also seen on the beach to the north.

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Norfolk Shorelark Horsey on beach at 2.59pm (+3.Purple Sands on breakwater.31)
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes (6.ads) between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still tho mobile
Norfolk 49.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk 12.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh just east of NW corner this morning
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Burgh Castle still in fields at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn
Norfolk 3+Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay still
Norfolk 5.Short-eared Owls Haddiscoe Island still from mound in Waveney Forest +8.Russian White-fronted Geese 2.Great White Egrets TG.457.011
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blickling Hall on lake
Norfolk c45.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still at Bramble Hill in field just NW of plantation +Russian White-fronted Goose with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still from Branch Road mid morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB in dunes west of path
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still off Cross Street in hedge south of St.Nicholas' Church at 8.50am
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Thornham Harbour mouth still +4.Twite still
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk till c8.20am Breydon Water off South Wall east of pumping station then flew towards NE end
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk Breydon Water off South Wall east of pumping station

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 5th February 2020


Activity on the sea today was limited with a single drake Long-tailed Duck and Eider noted.
On the reserve two Bearded Tits were around the Broadwater edge and in Thornham Harbour the ten Twite were again around the Coal Barn and a Spotted Redshank was in the main channel.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart still 2.45pm Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.01pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 23+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks early a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach below Two Lifeboats pub at 1.10pm. 2.Purple Sands on rocks
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.53am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still at Bramble Hill in field just NW of of plantation +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.05am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Black Redstart still Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard at 11.40am
Norfolk 20+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still from Branch Road at 11.19am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 10.54am. Do not block gate TF.911.44
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 10.20am TF.728.443
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.25am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 9.18am then flew NW PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day flew west past Kelling
Norfolk 29.Bewick's Swans y'day Ludham Airfield
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes y'day between Acle Bridge +Billockby in stubble field from barn TG.420.124

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 4th February 2020

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 53.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk reported Ruddy Shelduck East Wretham is a hybrid Ruddy Shelduck x Egyptian Goose [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk 25+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck East Wretham still 12.26pm in field north of East Wretham NR
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.10pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still near Branch Road
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn late morning TG.420.124
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.24am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still at end of lane in cattle field behind wood mid morning
Norfolk Black Redstart still Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard at 10.30am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach below Two Lifeboats pub mid morning +showing well
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 10.20am off Cross Street in bushes behind church
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB flew west over beach +2.Long-tailed Ducks flew west
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still off Cross Street in hedge behind last garden at top of footpath to church
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.52am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 9+Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still at Poplar Farm in sugar beet field left of entrance track with 600.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Flitcham at Abbey Farm in field south of hide at 9.23am
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still behind Marsh House Farm in horse field viewed from sea wall at 8.52am
Norfolk possible Franklin's Gull Cley flew east past car park at 8.35am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 8.45am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck reported East Wretham in field north of East Wretham NR with Egyptian Geese

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 3rd February 2020

On the sea today 2 Eiders, 42 Common Scoters, a single Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars and 4 Great Crested Grebes were seen. A Peregrine was hunting and 2 Stonechats were near the first NWT hide, with 10 Twite still in Thornham Harbour and 3 Water Pipits in field north-west of the village hides.

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Norfolk Shorelark Waxham still at Waxham Sands Holiday Park viewed from coast path at 2.35pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +30.Snow Buntings
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with horses north of A149 at 1.40pm
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Holkham Bay +2.Velvet Scoters still
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still 12.35pm
Norfolk 36.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield at 10.08am
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.10pm tho mobile (+40.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.29am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.02am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 10.30am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Velvet Scoter juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 10.38am
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still near Branch Road
Norfolk Black Redstart still Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard at 9.11am
Norfolk 19+Tundra Bean Geese Waxham at Poplar Farm in sugar beet field with 2,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 27.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum +2.Ravens
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings y'day Snettisham RSPB mid a'noon +2.Russian White-fronted Geese

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 2nd February 2020

A Peregrine swept over the east bank early afternoon, and 10 Twite were still in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk c60.Russian White-fronted Geese Ludham viewed NE from St.Benet's Abbey on marsh at 3pm
Norfolk 1+Short-eared Owl Halvergate still 2.49pm near Branch Road
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 100+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide +8+Great White Egrets
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn. Hooded Crow Horsey Gap +Raven
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn. Hooded Crow Horsey Gap +Raven
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese near Bayfield Lake with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.Lake from Tower Hide at c1.15pm
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT east of East Bank at c1pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay still +10+Velvet Scoters still
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans Horsey Corner in fields
Norfolk 19+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along beach this morning
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Halvergate near Branch Road at c11.50am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham on grazing marsh behind Herbert Woods boatyard late morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad still 11.40am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl between Acle Bridge +Billockby from barn +12.Common Cranes still TG.420.124
Norfolk 23.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still late morning in paddock. From car park walk south for c1/3ml cTL.820.937
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate near Branch Road at c11.25am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 11am. From The Avenue use public car park at end of private road to sailing club TG.308.167
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck y'day East Wretham Heath still
Norfolk White-fronted Goose c1ml SSW of Cockley Cley at Pound Hill
Norfolk Black Redstart still Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard at 10.30am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach
Norfolk 23.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddock at 9am
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still off Cross Street by church at 10.20am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water flew north over east end at 10.05am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps mid morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still. From The Avenue use public car park at end of private road to sailing club

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 31st January 2020

On the sea today a Red-breasted Merganser and 16 Great Crested Grebes were noted, and a Goldeneye was in Thornham Channel. A Great White Egret was on the grazing marsh, with a Merlin also seen. A Black Redstart and 10 Twite were in Thonrham Harbour.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham still mid a'noon west of Lady Anne's Drive with Dark-bellied Brent Geese tho distant
Norfolk Iceland Gull imm 1.5mls SSE of Runham +south of A47 flew past Britannia Farm at 2.26pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape at 3.11pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 3.05pm tho distant. From The Avenue use public car park at end of private road to sailing club TG.308.167
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still midday from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn
Norfolk 130.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 23+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 1pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still 12.15pm on beach near slipway
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad still 12.47pm
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 12.30pm off Cross Street in pine by church
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still in fields behind plantation by Bramble Hill mid morning +Raven still
Norfolk Water Pipit Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.38am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 45+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at roped-off area +3+Velvet Scoters still TF.896.458
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 10.50am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham still with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach at 11.03am
Norfolk 19+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 9.39am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 10.32am tho distant. From The Avenue use public car park at end of private road to sailing club TG.308.167
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Breydon Water at west end (+132.Russian White-fronted Geese 18+Bewick's Swans)
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn at 10.20am tho distant
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still +Black Redstart TF.728.443
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 9am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still off Cross Street by church at 9.40am
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk Hawfinch still Lynford Arboretum
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +ringtail Hen Harrier

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 29th January 2020

The Snow Bunting flock was again on the beach at the mouth of Thornham Harbour, this time 34 in total and in the company of around 50 Linnets, including the leucistic individual, 15 Skylarks and two Twite. On the sea there were four Eider, which included three adult drakes.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.41pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at midday
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 2.30pm. From The Avenue use public car park at end of private road to sailing club TG.308.167
Norfolk 7+Hawfinches still 2.05pm Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach this morning
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+10+Snow Buntings still +2+Velvet Scoters still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by mill at 9.33am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide at 1.08pm
Norfolk 50+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still viewable from gate at A149/ B1155 junction at 1pm +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Staithe from car park at 12.35pm
Norfolk Purple Sand just south of Horsey at groyne.42
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still north of North Dunes north of pine plantation at 12.25pm +Raven still
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 34.Snow Buntings Thornham Harbour still west of mouth +2.Twite still
Norfolk 15.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 10.36am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 10.20am
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Snow Bunting at point
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK (or hybrid) ad.fem still Ranworth Broad in channel NE of NWT visitor centre at 9.50am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.59am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 10.10am 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male NW of Downham Market at Marshland St.James over field west of Middle Level Drain at 9.05am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Snettisham RSPB (+2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea by beach car park at 9.35am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still off sailing club at 9.18am TG.308.167

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 28th January 2020

Snow Buntings, at least ten, were in the mouth of Thornham Harbour mid morning, with presumably the same birds seen later in the day along the beach nearer to the Observatory. On the sea there four Eider and two Long-tailed Ducks with two Velvet Scoters flying past East. The Twite were again around the Coal Barn in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham still in field west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive from The Lookout with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+56.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps this morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes at 11.47am +2.Long-tailed Ducks +2.Velvet Scoters flew east
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese flew west over Cley NWT this morning (Curlew Sand on shingle ridge)
Norfolk 17.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Spotted Redshank still on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 12.17pm
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches still 11.50am Lynford Arboretum in paddock tho mobile
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.50am TF.728.443
Norfolk 26.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield at 10.14am
Norfolk 100.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh viewable from gate at A149/ B1155 junction at 9.28am
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 9.01am

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 27th January 2020

On the sea today 3 Eiders, 26 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 16 Fulmars, and 10 Great Crested Grebes were counted, with a Peregrine over the grazing marsh, Barn Owl and Tawny Owl of note, 4 Stonechats in the horse paddocks, and at least 62 Snow Buntings on the beach at the very east end of the dunes.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT at north end of Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still north of North Dunes in paddock just NW of Bramble Hill this a'noon +Raven still
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still 1.28pm north of A149 in horse field by Marsh House Farm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.40pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk no sign of 1w.male.Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road on dung heaps 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm this morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Lady Fen
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh west of Lady Anne's Drive +2.ad.hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance on north side west of path. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Burnham Overy still in field by A149 with Pink-footed Geese (7.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes from sea wall)
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 12.15pm behind visitor centre. Entry £2. View from a sensible distance
Norfolk 42.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach north of Arnold's Marsh late morning
Norfolk 62.Snow Buntings Thornham Harbour mouth at 11.56am +Twite
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn briefly 11.25am
Norfolk no news on 1w.male.Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road on dung heaps 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 11.25am off sailing club tho distant TG.308.167
Norfolk Caspian Gull flew SE past Sidestrand early morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 10.23am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2w +1w) Sheringham on beach
Norfolk 10.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 10.03am +Great White Egret still TG.420.124
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still off sailing club at 10.10am TG.308.167
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Cley flew east past beach car park at 9.54am
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre at 9.06am. £2 entrance. View from a sensible distance
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still off Cross Street at end of lane to church at 9.10am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 26th January 2020

A Peregrine gave a superb view over the Observatory at 9.30am. A Water Pipit was on the south side of the grazing marsh with Meadow Pipits early morning.

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Norfolk 2.Bewick's Swans Halvergate at south end of Branch Road
Norfolk Black Brant Holkham in field west of Lady Anne's Drive at 2.39pm
Norfolk 3+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.18pm behind visitor centre. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Brancaster Staithe
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Common Crane still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 12.31pm. 2.Spotted Redshanks still on Tidal Pool. 7.Long-tailed Ducks on sea
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 12.30pm off sailing club tho distant TG.308.167
Norfolk 10+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 12.11pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still 11am off sailing club TG.308.167
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse till 10.57am on north side of church off Cross Street then flew west
Norfolk 10.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 10.51am +ringtail.Hen Harrier TG.420.124
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 10.35am behind visitor centre +showing well. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk 25+Snow Buntings Gorleston-on-Sea again at South Denes in dunes briefly early morning
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still at feeding station at 10.10am
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Snettisham north of Beach Road with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad +Red-necked Grebe reported still but no further sign
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still off beach at 9.44am
Norfolk 41.Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.21am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still on south side of churchyard off Cross Street at 9am
Norfolk 8.Bewick's Swans Horsey Corner in fields
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese flew east past Weybourne
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heap at 8.45am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Holkham Bay
Norfolk 32.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at roped-off area at 8am TF.896.458
Norfolk Slav Grebe Wroxham Broad still off sailing club at 7.55am TG.308.167
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre at 7.51am. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 25th January 2020

A flock of 7 Russian White-fronted Geese were at the back of the grazing marsh near the village hides, and on the sea 18 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Long-tailed Ducks and a Red-throated Diver were of note. A Snow Bunting and at least 3 Twite were also of interest.

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Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum this morning
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 2.30pm on south side of churchyard off Cross Street
Norfolk probable Caspian Gull Ketteringham in field behind recycling viewed from Cantley Lane at 2.48pm
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 12.35pm behind visitor centre +showing well. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 2.35pm behind visitor centre +showing well. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Cley on sea at 1.30pm
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 1.30pm by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in field at dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese y'day Ringstead Downs NWT at 3.15pm
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 12.50pm on south side of churchyard off Cross Street
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK (or hybrid) ad.fem still Ranworth Broad in channel NE of NWT visitor centre
Norfolk 32.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still midday behind visitor centre +showing well. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk reported Snow Bunting Thornham Harbour by coal barn is a Linnet
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk 3.Twite Thornham Harbour still on coal barn at 11am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 10.41am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 43.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still +47.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Stiffkey on flash south of A149
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Harbour by coal barn
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 10.10am on south side of churchyard off Cross Street
Norfolk 11.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay +2.Long-tailed Ducks 50.Snow Buntings
Norfolk 2+Waxwings reported Cley again on Old Woman's Lane
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still +2.Purple Sands on rocks
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 9.44am behind visitor centre on +off. View from a sensible distance, £2 entrance
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 9.23am behind visitor centre on +off. View from a sensible distance
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 9.05am on south side of churchyard off Cross Street
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in field at dung heaps at 8.55am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Black Redstart Old Hunstanton at top of lifeboat shed
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still in churchyard off Cross Street at 8.48am
Norfolk 9.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +Snow Bunting flew over
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre at 8.17am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 24th January 2020

Two Bearded Tits spent much of the day near the Broadwater Hide, 2 Water Rails were calling from the reeds, offshore were small numbers of Eider, Fulmar and a male Blackcap was still present in the bushes.

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Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse still 2.55pm in churchyard off Cross Street +showing well
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Burnham Overy still mid a'noon in field at Whincover with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 2.38pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 1.25pm
Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse by A149 at building plot by lane to church at 1.48pm
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in ploughed field opposite dung heaps at 11.30am tho mobile PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.17pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach by Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk 102+Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide in a'noon
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks y'day Holkham Bay still 4pm
Norfolk 2+Great White Egrets y'day Burnham Norton Marsh +2.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Heacham South Beach at end of Beach Road
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Burnham Overy still in field Whincover
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Burnham Norton still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still TF.728.443
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 7.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 8am

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 23rd January 2020

A Great White Egret was on the Grazing marsh during the early part of the morning and a male Blackcap was around the Broadwater edge near the Heligoland trap.

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Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still this a'noon by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in field at dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach near museum at 10.30am
Norfolk Waxwing Cley till c1.10pm on Old Woman's Lane then flew off
Norfolk Waxwing Cley on Old Woman's Lane early a'noon
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in field at dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese flew west over Kelling Water Meadow at 9.05am
Norfolk 19.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 9.30am
Norfolk 7.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme on grazing marsh
Norfolk probable Black Brant ad y'day Holkham Freshmarsh west of Lady Anne's Drive in a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose still)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre mid morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB again then flew east +Great White Egret flew west
Norfolk 19.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT at 8am then flew south

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Ten Twite were again  in Thornham Harbour and in the harbour mouth there was a single Snow Bunting and a Greenshank. Around 2000 Pink-feet arrived on the Grazing Marsh early afternoon and birds noted on the sea included three Eider.

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Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still mid a'noon by car park
Norfolk reported Black Brant Holkham Gap at 9.53am was an ad.hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 12.50pm then 2.flew off TG.420.124
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 12.10pm
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in field at dung heaps at 10.30am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 10.33am by car park
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings by Blakeney Harbour flew over Blakeney Pit mid morning
Norfolk Black Brant ad reported Holkham Gap at 9.53am
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.47am (+53.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day flew over Holkham Bay in morning
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 9.30am in car park
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still briefly 8.56am
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still TF.728.443
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Wells still on roof opposite chandlery shop at 9.05am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge by huts. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes y'day between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey
Norfolk no sign of ad.fem.Ferruginous Duck (or hybrid) y'day Ranworth Broad in channel from viewing platform
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret y'day Halvergate Marshes in field south of road west of bend but Short-eared Owl TG.428.069
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes on Monday between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124