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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 13th April 2021

A very cold start. A White Wagtail was at Gore Point and Whimbrel, Cuckoo, Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Stonechats, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins were also noted during the day.

In the moth traps a Common Quaker, 3 Hebrew Characters and a Red Chestnut were caught.

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Norfolk 1+Water Pipit Hickling Broad NWT still on pools by path to Stubb Mill
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes still midway along SW margin at 2.49pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Snettisham still at Ken Hill Marsh from inner sea wall 500yds north of car park
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again 1.20pm flew west past beach car park
Norfolk 4.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still +Lesser White-fronted Goose
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west past beach car park at 12.35pm
Norfolk Common Crane flew west over Holkham at 12.45pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv y'day Weybourne Camp still on beach in morning
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew north over Weybourne at c12.05pm
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes over Wells till 11.35am then flew high south +lost to view
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes just east of Wells flew west at 11.27am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on main washland at 11.03am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm just east of Wells till c10.40am over North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance then flew SE. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Blakeney flew over Friary Hills NT at 11.05am
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney at 11.04am
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Salthouse flew west over Beach Road at 10.56am
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes flew west over Sheringham towards ridge at c10.51am
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes flew west over West Runton at c10.47am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm just east of Wells flew east over North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at c10.35am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew south over Wells Woods at 10.15am
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in ploughed field west of gun emplacements TG.374.317
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew east over Holkham Freshmarsh towards Wells at 9.55am
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at 8.31am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts West Runton on fence by Dormy House Hotel at 7.49am NR27 9QA
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew NW over Sidestrand +out to sea at 7.45am
Norfolk 5.Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Grasshopper Warbler Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 12th April 2021

A Great White Egret was on the grazing marsh during the afternoon and 90 Golden Plover were south of the Hun. A Cuckoo was around the car parks mid morning, and 3 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 3+ Sedge Warblers, 3 Bramblings and 4 Siskins were also of interest.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at South Wall
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hunstanton still 1.05pm at South Beach in horse paddock
Norfolk 2.Garganey Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh at 12.20pm +Spoonbill +Osprey flew north
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT +Common Crane
Norfolk Raven y'day Brettenham Heath NNR flew south over Peddars Way at 9.15am
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in ploughed field west of gun emplacements at 1pm TG.374.317
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 1.25pm
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west past Cley
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Hickling Broad NWT on last pool by track to Stubb Mill +Jack Snipe
Norfolk Osprey Whitlingham Ctry Park flew NW over Trowse Meadows at 1.10pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe in sheep paddocks by road by Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes at 12.10pm then flew into wood
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at midday
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes flew west over Aylmerton at 12.23pm +Spoonbill flew west
Norfolk 14.Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB at point
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male Titchwell still in horse paddocks +Little Gull TF.753.438
Norfolk Water Pipit Hickling Broad NWT on last pool by track to Stubb Mill at 11.10am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Hunstanton at South Beach in horse paddock at 11.11am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 11th April 2021

A mixed day of sunshine and wintry showers. On the sea 8 Eider, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Gannet, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 30+ Sandwich Terns and 4 Kittiwakes were seen. Great White Egret and Spoonbill were noted, and 2 Red Kites drifted over. Waders included 20 Avocets, 66 Golden Plover, 120 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, single Ruff and Green Sandpiper. Migrants included a Cuckoo, 5 Swallows, 16 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, Sedge Warbler, Fieldfare, 4 Stonechats, 2 Bramblings, a male Crossbill and 4+ Siskins.

The moth traps contained just 3 Hebrew Characters.

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Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still at north end from east side of bridge at 3.43pm tho distant
Norfolk 7.Garganey (5.drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 2.42pm. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still between visitor centre +Stubb Mill on Brendan's Marsh at 2.30pm +Water Pipit
Norfolk no further sign of imm.White-tailed Eagle between Horsey +Winterton by 1.20pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 2.20pm
Norfolk no sign of any Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad from bridge
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.30am +fem/1w.male.Black Redstart
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew south over Titchwell RSPB at 1.28pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male Titchwell still in horse paddocks at 12.11pm TF.753.438
Norfolk 6.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm still between Horsey +Winterton from Bramble Hill at 9.30am tho mobile
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still 10.51am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Hickling Broad NWT at 2nd pool along track to Stubb Mill
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk 8+Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in ploughed field west of gun emplacements TG.374.317
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm y'day California flew south over fields in morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still along beach at 6.55am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 10th April 2021

On the sea today a Red-breasted Merganser and 4 Sandwich Terns were noted. Other highlights included 2 Red Kites, 60 Golden Plover, a single Whimbrel west, 4 Med Gulls, a Cuckoo, 3 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, a Sedge Warbler, a Ring Ouzel on the Golf Course, a Fieldfare flying over the east bank, 4 Bramblings and 6 Siskins.

In the moth traps an Early Thorn, 3 Hebrew Characters, a Clouded Drab, Pine Beauty and Small Qaker were caught.

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Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still 3.30pm at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad +ad.Kittiwake
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle over Horsey Mere at 3.17pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still east of East Bank on Pope's Marsh at 2.55pm
Norfolk Purple Sand Winterton north of Bramble Hill gap on groyne.45 at 2.55pm
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 12.10pm on logs north of Nelson Head track
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 11.10am flew to trees in field north of Nelson Head track
Norfolk 5.Garganey (4.drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle between Horsey +Winterton still 9.30am landed at Somerton Holmes TG.470.215
Norfolk 11.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in ploughed field west of gun emplacements at 9.33am TG.372.318
Norfolk 8.Garganey (5.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by Tower Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Hunstanton on golf course at 16th hole
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Beeston Bump on south side cTG.169.430
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle between Horsey +Winterton from Bramble Hill at 8am
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 6+Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 9th April 2021

A Sedge Warbler was singing on and off near the Hun sluice and then near the Observatory this morning, with 2 Red Kites, a Little Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Bramblings, and 2 Siskins seen and 2 Ring Ouzels and a Redstart reported in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

A single March Moth was alone in the trap this morning.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme in paddocks at 2.50pm +Redstart
Norfolk Iceland Gull Cley off coastguards at 2.11pm. 1w.Grey Phal still on Eye Pool
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT by East Bank at 2.27pm
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Filby Broad at 1pm
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still 1.30pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still c1.10pm 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 Common Crane just east of Wells till 1.09pm at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance then flew towards Holkham. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Common Crane just east of Wells 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 Common Crane flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 12.35pm
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at 12.41pm
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still at east end of Great Broad at 12.37pm
Norfolk 11.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in ploughed field west of gun emplacements this a'noon TG.372.318
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +5.Common Cranes Great White Egret released imm.White-tailed Eagle
Norfolk Cuckoo male singing Fakenham near NOA at 11.19am
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Whitlingham late morning
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool still 11.30am
Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Lynford Arboretum at SE end of paddock at 11.31am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels West Runton flew east at 7.50am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still 10.45am on pool by beach car park TG.047.451
Norfolk Ring Ouzel West Runton at Water Lane paddocks
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Cley flew high ESE over ridge at 11am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Caistor St.Edmund flew high NE over Roman Town at 10.55am
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells 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 Osprey Norwich flew east over Hotblack Road at 10.47am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle c2.5mls south of King's Lynn at Setchley flew south over A10 at c10.10am
Norfolk 5.White Storks SSE of Wymondham at Silfield flew west over A11 at 9.46am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley still at coastguards on Beach Pool
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still Blakeney Point on shingle ridge c200yds west of Halfway House tho mobile
Norfolk 7.Garganey (5.drks) y'day Hockwold Washes still in morning

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 8th April 2021

Seawatching produced an adult Little Gull east, 8 Common Scoters and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers. At least 4 Swallows passed through during the day, but there was little more in terms of migration.

In the moth traps 6 Hebrew Characters, 2 Small Quakers and a Common Quaker were noted.

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Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool still 4.35pm
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still 2pm Blakeney Point on shingle ridge 1/4ml west of Halfway House
Norfolk 2.Grey Phals Cley NWT at 3.30pm: 1w.in NW corner of Eye Field still on pool, 1.on Billy's Wash (+Spoonbill)
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still 4pm at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still 4.08pm in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Swift Wymondham flew over sewage works at 3.15pm
Norfolk 4.Garganey Hockwold Washes still TL.711.865
Norfolk Iceland Gull Salthouse just east of Gramborough Hill mid a'noon then flew SW
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshea at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still 1.30pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 2.Hooded Crows between Horsey +Winterton just west of dunes in sheep field at Bramble Hill
Norfolk 12.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes TG.372.318
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still this morning (+3.Spoonbills flew west)
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/3ml south of Horsey Mill still mid morning in field by road
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Horsey from Nelson Head track
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still Blakeney Point on shingle ridge 1/4ml west of Halfway House at 10.50am then flew west
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still 10.57am at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still mid morning in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park mid morning +ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Titchwell RSPB on beach at dusk
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/3ml south of Horsey Mill in field by road at 7.30am
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 7th April 2021

A single Swallow flew through the reserve this morning and the Sedge Warbler was again singing occasionally by the edge of the Broadwater. At least six Bramblings were still in the pines near the Observatory Building.

Male Brambling

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 3.26
Norfolk Spoonbill ad y'day Salthouse
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 2.58pm
Norfolk Hobby flew south over Snettisham Coastal Park at 2.23pm
Norfolk Grey Phal still 2.14pm Cley NWT on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew west past West Runton at 2pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT flew past beach car park this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell still 12.13pm in horse paddocks by manure heap near red tractor TF.753.438
Norfolk Grey Phal still 10.57am Cley NWT on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Grey Phal still mid morning Cley by beach car park on sea by wreck
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk 12.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes TG.372.318
Norfolk Grey Phal still 9.32am Cley NWT on Eye Field Poo
Norfolk Grey Phal still Cley NWT on pool in Eye Field
Norfolk Glaucous Gull (Norwegian-ringed) juv still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 6.15am then flew off

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 6th April 2021

A mixed day weather wise, with sun and sleet showers reflected to a degree with the birds on site. Around a dozen Brambling were in the pines along with several Siskin, in contrast to a fly through Swallow and a singing Sedge Warbler. A sea-watching session logged 88 Kittiwakes past west in 90 minutes.

Adult Kittiwake

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still on new scrape at 11am then flew to reedbed ponds
Norfolk 6.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) Hockwold Washes still 2.42pm TL.711.865
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Stiffkey on saltmarsh at 1.13pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still at beach car park
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes
Norfolk 11.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes at 9.55am TG.372.318
Norfolk 6+Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes TG.372.318
Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes at 9.27am TG.372.318
Norfolk 4.Garganey Hockwold Washes still


Holme Bird Observatory Monday 5th April 2021

The Black Redstart was again in the car park area this morning and on the sea 5 Kittiwakes, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Sandwich Terns passed offshore. On the grazing marsh 70 Golden Plover, some in summer plumage, were south of the river Hun. Other birds of note included 3 Bramblings and 4 Chiffchaffs.

In the moth traps despite the cold temperatures an Early Thorn, Powdered Quaker, 5 Hebrew Characters, 3 Small Quakers, Clouded Drab and 2 Red Chestnuts were caught.

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Norfolk no further sign of any Kittiwakes Whitlingham Ctry Park mid a'noon
Norfolk 8+Lapland Buntings still 2pm Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk no sign of any Common Scoters Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad but 2.Kittiwakes at east end early a'noon +ad.Little Gull still
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still near A149 at 12.09pm
Norfolk 10.Lapland Buntings still 11.59am Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Hindolveston
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holme Dunes NWT still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still late morning on North Scrape
Norfolk 10.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path at 10.30am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Welney WWT
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Gramborough Hill over marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.50am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both ads) y'day Cley NWT still late a'noon

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 4th April 2021

A very cool but sunny day, at least 4 Red Kites were counted passing over and 10 Buzzards were soaring on the thermals, with 70 Golden Plover flying high east and a Spotted Redshank of note. A Sand Martin and 5 Swallows were counted during the day, with 12 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, a Black Redstart, 2 Bramblings and 8 Siskins also recorded.

In the moth traps 2 Small Quakers, a Powdered Quaker, Hebrew Character and Red Chestnut were noted, with 2 Peacock butterflies on the wing during the day.

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Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney from Bedford River bridge this morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Salthouse Heath over south side at 2.10pm
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Burnham Overy Dunes +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2+Black Redstarts Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Marsham at churchyard at 2.30pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Spoonbill flew south over Snettisham RSPB at 12.50pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Welney WWT flew thru Lady Fen
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Iceland Gull Cley at coastguards
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh
Norfolk 5.Garganey (all drks) Hockwold Washes still 12.34pm
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat Hopton-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy in field east of track from A149 layby at 12.16pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again 12.05pm flew west
Norfolk Iceland Gull Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on beach at 11.40am then flew east
Norfolk 8.Garganey (6.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Hall on south side +by Lady Elizabeth Wing at 10.28am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Halvergate Marshes flew over Stone's Drainage Mill viewed from Weaver's Way
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male NW of Cringleford still at Little Melton by muck heap at 9am
Norfolk Osprey NE of Roydon drifted north over Congham at 9.12am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west along beach
Norfolk 14.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh in bare field NW of former Coastwatch site (+Short-eared Owl)

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 3rd April 2021

A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater and 2 Black Redstarts were seen in the car park area. On the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Gannet were noted. In the pines at least 6 Bramblings and 2 Siskins were counted, and 8 Chiffchaffs were heard.

In the moth trap single Hebrew Character and Small Quaker were caught.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes on pool on marsh at 2.54pm
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme Dunes by car park at 2.30pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still from boardwalk
Norfolk Little Gull Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at 11.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse along shingle ridge
Norfolk 8.Garganey (6.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide
Norfolk 7.Garganey (5.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 12.16pm
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Martham in garden
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still 11.56am +2.Little Gulls
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags still on beach
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB
Norfolk 7.Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 2nd April 2021

A cold grey day, with a reflective number of migrants in and around the reserve recording area. A single Wheatear was on the East Bank, with it or another seen later in the day on the NWT reserve. A single male Crossbill was in the pines, along with the flock of around 15 Brambling and at least four Siskin. A  Little Ringed Plover and Greenshank were on Thornham Pools.

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Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Camp

Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine mid a'noon

Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Titchwell in horse paddock at 2.12pm TF.753.438

Norfolk Garganey drk Hockwold Washes still

Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both ads) Cley NWT again east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 1.40pm

Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme Dunes near horse paddock

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still at Winterton Holmes in ploughed fields at 12.45pm then flew towards beach

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags again on pool this morning

Norfolk 4.Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Norfolk again no sign of male.Little Bunting c2mls west of Castle Acre at West Acre in area with no general access

Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still

Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on 1st pool at 10.45am

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way

Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both males) y'day Haddiscoe Marsh

Norfolk 3.Garganey (1+drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 1st April 2021

A drastic change from the previous two days, with cold north-easterlies chilling the marrow! Highlights were 2 Red Kites drifting east along the back of Drove Orchards, 38 Med Gulls on the Broadwater, a female Peregrine hunting, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 8+ Sand Martins, single Stonechat and Wheatear, and 15+ Bramblings in the pines. Two Ring Ouzels were seen in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

In the moth traps a Common Quaker, Northern Drab, 6 Small Quakers, a Dotted Chestnut, Early Thorn and Diurnea fagella (March Tubic) were of note.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT between pillbox +field south of horse paddock at 2.15pm
Norfolk no sign of male.Little Bunting c2mls west of Castle Acre at West Acre in area with no general access this a'noon
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls c2mls west of Castle Acre at West Acre
Norfolk Little Bunting male c2mls west of Castle Acre at West Acre at 7.20am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Cattle Egret 1.5mls west of Hockwold Washes in cattle field between Little Ouse River +Cowle's Drove at 1.29pm TL.693.866
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 12.45pm
Norfolk 5.Garganey (4.drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Common Scoters (1.drk) Ormesby Little Broad at midday
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm 1ml NE of Narborough circled over Narford Lake at 11.50am then flew NW
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool from hide late morning
Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bank at east end near The Holt at 10.37am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Felbrigg Hall NT still
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT near bunker at 10.28am
Norfolk Garganey drk 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bank at east end at 10.20am tho distant. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes y'day flew west over Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls y'day Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk Cuckoo y'day Kelling Heath
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Weybourne at Coastguard Cottages
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day Kelling Quags
Norfolk Little Gull Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Sheringham

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 31st March 2021

Another nice day at the coast, with a degree of cloud cover adding more favorable conditions for migrants. Three male Ring Ouzels were on the NWT reserve, as was a Black Redstart and there was clearly a general increase in the number of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps on site. Eight Sand martins and a Swallow flew through heading west. Two Common Cranes were seen circling distantly over the mouth of Thornham Harbour.

The moth trap produced 10 Hebrew Characters, 8 Small Quaker, 3 Shoulder Stripe, 2 Early Thorn and single Dotted Chestnut, Red Chestnut, Common and Twin-Spot Quaker.

Dotted Chestnut

Male Ring Ouzel


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Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Norton from sea wall
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still north of road at 2.34pm
Norfolk Black Redstart west of Aylmerton still this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart King's Lynn at 155.Lynn Road this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 1pm
Norfolk 6.Garganey (5.drks) Hockwold Washes at 11.46am. singing Sedge Warbler by river
Norfolk 2.Sedge Warblers Breydon Water at South Wall. Great White Egret flew over North Wall
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sedge Warbler Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT at west end of horse paddocks near diggers
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Felbrigg Hall NT still between church +lake at 9.57am
Norfolk Redstart reported Titchwell RSPB +Black Redstart
Norfolk 2+Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT at west end of horse paddocks near diggers mid morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Halvergate Marshes at Stone Road
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) Hickling Broad NWT on Bishop's Marsh
Norfolk Sedge Warbler Halvergate Marshes at Stone Road
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Horsey
Norfolk Garganey drk Snettisham RSPB on The Wash west of pits at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels y'day Felbrigg Hall in grass field east of lake at 6.45pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Holkham Freshmarsh late evng

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 30th March 2021

A gorgeous spring day here at the coast with the appearance of a White-tailed Eagle accompanied by its entourage of Buzzards and Kites over the Grazing Marsh, very much the highlight of the day. Other birds noted during the day included several Siskin and Brambling plus single Blackcap, Redpoll, Swallow and Sand Martin.

The moth traps held 3 Hebrew Characters, 3 Small Quakers and a Red Chestnut.


White-tailed Eagle with Red Kite


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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Twite flew south over Hunstanton Cliffs 6.30-8.30am
Norfolk no sign of Dusky Warbler 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at 9.30am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holme still 1.36pm then flew NE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Salthouse flew east over Gramborough Hill at 1.20pm
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Thorpe St.Andrew still 1.20pm at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still 1.30pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holme Dunes NWT flew over Forestry at 1.20pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew thru Upton Marshes at 10.45am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still
Norfolk Black Redstart between Overstrand +Cromer
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Wells Woods flew east over west end
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Sedge Warbler singing Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle over Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Sheringham Golf Course at 11am then flew west
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham Park again on west side of lake at 10am
Norfolk Sedge Warbler singing Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Ringstead
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Holkham Gap
Norfolk 3.Garganey (all drks) Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male West Runton on fence by path between A149 +Water Lane TG.183.429
Norfolk Bittern y'day Norwich flew ENE over Trix Road at 10.08pm
Norfolk Osprey y'day flew north over Great Ryburgh

 

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 29th March 2021

Another very windy day, highlights included 45 Golden Plover, a Snipe, 12 Chiffchaffs and a Wheatear along Thornham bank. At least 2 Siskins were in the pines.

There were no moths in the traps, but Comma and Peacock butterflies were seen.

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton again on sand spit opposite cafe at 3pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail east of Acle +west of Stokesby +escaped White Stork
Norfolk Water Pipit Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps still 2pm in churchyard
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew over Hopton-on-Sea at 1.08pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey again 12.45pm flew high west
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey till 12.17pm at Horsey Gap over holiday camp then drifted high over dunes +out to sea then lost to view
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps still in churchyard late morning
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham Park again over lake at 9.55am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w y'day Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still from layby at 7.40am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle juv Upton Marshes flew east towards Thurne at 7.20am

Access to Holme Nature Reserves - please read

 Additional local access information:

Please be aware that Staithe Lane at Thornham is closed for repairs and there is currently no vehicular access to the car park. In future there will be width restrictions at the car park entrance so camper vans and larger vehicles will not be able to use it. 

Road repairs will be taking place along Broadwater Road at Holme in preparation for the planned opening of the NWT reserve centre on Monday 12 April, and you may experience delays. 

Please be patient, drive slowly and observe any warning signs.

Thankyou 


Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 28th March 2021

Another very windy day, the only moths in the traps were a single Hebrew Character and the micro-moth Acleris hastiana.

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Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls flew past Weybourne this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew north past Waxham this morning (+5+Great Northern Divers Yellow Wagtail over)
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps in gardens north of church at midday
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe still just south of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction at midday
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham at south end of Holkham Park near Longlands at 11.30am
Norfolk Osprey Norwich flew north over Thorpe at 12.45pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still between Horsey Corner car park +Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Roydon Common NNR at 9.45am: 1.flew south, 1.landed in heather near top of hill near gully
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west along beach

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 27th March 2021

On the sea today 8 Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser were seen. Single Crossbill, Brambling and 4+ Siskins were feeding in the pines today, and 150 Golden Plover flew out over the grazing marsh.

In the moth traps 4 Hebrew Characters, 1 Dotted Border, 1 Small Quaker and 1 Common Quaker were caught.

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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle north of Breydon Water again 3.45pm then flew west tho distant
Norfolk probable White-tailed Eagle north of Breydon Water flew west at 3.25pm
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps churchyard
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham at Lady Anne's Drive at c11.50am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Roydon Common NNR this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 12.20pm south of Nelson Head track flew south
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew west over Beeston Bump at 11.56am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey north of Nelson Head track at 11.34am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 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 Jack Snipe just south of Happisburgh flushed from clifftop stubble field near pillbox at 10.20am
Norfolk Black Redstart West Runton in beach car park at 10.21am
Norfolk Black Redstart Northrepps still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Winterton
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Winterton flew south over South Dunes at c8.20am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 26th March 2021

A rough day with rain, but mild. A Wheatear was on the grazing marsh this morning and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were also counted. A Bar Owl was hunting and 7+ Chiffchaffs were around the recording area, with 2 Cetti's Warblers also heard.

A single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Northrepps
Norfolk Wheatear Hopton-on-Sea along cliffs
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still 11.50am +Great White Egret
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Weybourne Camp flew east this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe still just north of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction at 7.30am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew east over Sidestrand at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Cley NWT flew east

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 25th March 2021

On the sea today one Eider, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver and 6 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. Raptors included 2 Red Kites, a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine. Six Chiffchaffs were heard around the recording area.

Four Hebrew Characters were in the moth traps and a Brimstone butterfly was on the wing.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 24th March 2021

A look at the sea early morning produced three Eider west, in the company of two Shoveler, which made an interesting comparison. Five Great Crested Grebe and three Red-breasted Mergansers were also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB at 2.02pm +Little Ringed Plover
Norfolk Black Redstart Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still 11.35am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.White-tailed Eagles (both imms) Horsey from Nelson Head track at 10.10am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts reported west of Ditchingham at Ditchingham Lodge at Vineyard Cottage
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey in field south of Nelson Head track at 8.54am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (unringed) imm Hickling Broad NWT 6am-8.40am then flew to Horsey
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Horsey
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe just north of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Horsey still 7.27am from layby south of windpump
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still +Common Crane
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still viewed north from layby south of windpump at 7.03am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 23rd March 2021

At least five Crossbills were in the pines and several Brambling were noted flying over with one ringed. Four Red Kites were over the Grazing Marsh, a Woodcock was flushed early morning and a drake Goldeneye flew past over the sea heading west. A Small Tortoiseshell appeared early afternoon.

Male Brambling 

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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew east over Aylmerton then SE over Felbrigg at 2.50pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Sheringham
Norfolk 2+Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +2+Common Cranes over
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Breydon Water over wood at North Wall viewed from South Wall at midday tho distant
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad at midday
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Blakeney still 11.23am flew west at Friary Hills NT
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.15am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Cley NWT circling at 11am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm just south of Waxham still 10.50am circling
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm just south of Waxham still 10.35am in wood viewable from near Brograve Farm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 10.25am east of dunes
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey till c10.10am south of Horsey Mill east of layby then flew north
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 9.55am south of Horsey Mill east of layby
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth South Denes briefly 9am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 8.55am south of Horsey Mill east of layby
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 7.55am south of Horsey Mill in trees east of layby
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still south of Horsey Mill east of layby at 7am

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 22nd March 2021

A pair of Med Gulls, 2 Bramblings, 4 Siskins and 2 Red Kites were counted. 

In the moth traps 7 Hebrew Characters, a Dotted Border, 2 Shoulder-stripes, a Mottled Grey and a March Moth were caught.

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Norfolk Crossbill male Surlingham Church at midday. Great White Egret from hide
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still mid a'noon. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still mid a'noon. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still
Norfolk Spoonbill flew north over Breydon Water then flew towards Caister mid a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Salthouse on pool at end of Beach Road
Norfolk Garganey drk Hockwold Washes at 11.46am
Norfolk presumed released White -tailed Eagle Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marsh flew south at 10.45am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 21st March 2021

Cool and rather quiet today, with Brambling and Siskin still in the pines, a Stonechat on the grazing marshes, a Red Kite over Holme Village and at least 5 Cetti's Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs calling around the recording area.

In the moth traps 2 Grey Shoulder-Knots, a Clouded Drab, Mottled Grey and Hebrew Character were caught. A Comma butterfly and 3 Smooth Newts were also of interest.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still 3.30pm +ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley beet factory
Norfolk Glaucous Gull 3w flew west past Weybourne Camp 6.30-9.30am +Lapland Bunting
Norfolk Garganey drk Cantley beet factory on shore at main pit
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes on saltmarsh at 12.28pm
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 10.55am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape viewed from West Bank (male.Hen Harrier again over Pope's Marsh)
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Weybourne flew west
Norfolk 1+Common Scoter y'day flew over Norwich at 10.59pm [identified from sound recording]
Norfolk Common Crane Cley flew north out to sea at 8.59am
Norfolk Common Crane Cley flew NW over coastguards
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Sparham Pools still from Easthaugh Road tho distant
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 2+Common Scoters on Friday flew over Great Massingham at 10.45pm [identified from sound recording]

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 20th March 2021

There was no sign of the White-tailed Eagle in the area today, however a Great White Egret was glimpsed on the grazing marsh, a Greenshank was in Thornham Harbour with 16 Red-breasted Mergansers counted in Thornham Channel and at least 3 Red Kites passing over. Four Bramblings and at least 4 Siskins were also counted in the Firs area during the day.

A single March Moth and Hebrew Character were in the moth traps.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT +Great White Egret
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Terrington Marsh over fields by road to wildfowlers' car park at 11.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 2.59pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton on marsh at 11.59am
Norfolk Hen Harrier just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 10.05am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 9.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB. 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Claxton Marsh
Norfolk 9.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB. 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Claxton Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 19th March 2021

A juvenile White-tailed Eagle was at Thornham Point and at least 7 Crossbills were in the pines, with 2 Siskins and a Brambling also of interest around the reserve.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Martham in garden
Norfolk 2+Snow Buntings Cley NWT
Norfolk Common Crane flew over Stiffkey this a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Thornham still 12.10pm off Thornham Channel tho mobile
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT flew west at 1.34pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water by South Wall this a'noon +2.White Wagtails
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Breydon Water off South Wall midway between Breydon Bridge +Burgh Castle at 7.43am then flew north
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Thornham over Beacon Hill Wood

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 18th March 2021

A Great White Egret was on Lavender Marsh early morning and an Early Grey, Mottled Grey and two Hebrew Characters were in the moth traps.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Ormesby Little Broad at 11.45am
Norfolk Rock Pipit 3.5mls west of Norwich at Earlham Marsh then flew south TG.188.086
Norfolk Rock Pipit 3.5mls west of Norwich at Earlham Marsh TG.188.086
Norfolk Sand Martin 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Spoonbill on Monday Heigham Holmes
Norfolk 2.White Wagtails Caister on golf course

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 17th March 2021

A male Siskin was the highlight from a morning's ringing, and the moth trap held three Mottled Grey's and single March Moth and Shoulder Stripe.

Male Siskin 

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Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +2+Common Cranes Great White Egret

Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes still 1.42pm

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew west past Salthouse at 11.15am

Norfolk possible Mealy Redpoll male 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on track SE of Nunnery Place at 9.20am

Norfolk Iceland Gull Winterton

Norfolk 2.Spoonbills on Monday Cley NWT +30.Russian White-fronted Geese

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 16th March

The Crossbill flock in the pines had increased to 14 birds, which on occasion were quite confiding. The moth traps held two moths, a Mottled Grey and Shoulder Stripe. 

Common Crossbill 

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Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still. drk.Scaup Rollesby Broad still
Norfolk Eider ad.drk Wroxham Broad still at north end at 8.15am tho distant