Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 19th October 2019

On the sea today 40 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 24 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Puffins, 24 Guillemots, 2 Kittiwakes, and 20 Little Gulls were notable, while around the reserves 2 Red Kites, a Water Rail, a Greenshank, 10 Snipe and 7 Jays were counted. At the Observatory 4+ Cettis Warblers, a Blackcap, a Grey Wagtail, 9 Rock Pipits (1 ringed), 30 Siskins and 35 Reed Buntings were counted, a Chiffchaff was near the village hides and 5 Stonechats were in the dunes. On the grazing marsh 40+ Canada Geese and 5 Barnacles were counted.

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Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham at 1.10pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods in The Dell at 2.11pm tho mobile
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh from sea wall at 12.30pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore at 1pm
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still at north end of sea wall at 1pm +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB west of path on grazing marsh at 12.15pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham at tank shelter on east prom at 10.10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 11.13am +Jack Snipe on lagoon
Norfolk 1+Little Gull Titchwell RSPB +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB again on mud at 9.10am on ebbing tide
Norfolk Shorelark Cley on beach between East Bank +North Scrape briefly 9.10am
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Brancaster Staithe still by toilet block at harbour at 9.05am
Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers flew west past Cley
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 8.20am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sheringham cemetery on east side at 8am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 18th October 2019

On the grazing marsh 5 Barnacle Geese were again with 58 Canadas while on the sea 2 Eiders, 7 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 15 unidentified Auks were counted. A Snow Bunting flew over the Observatory calling, a flock of 15 Siskins and a Tree Sparrow were also of note.

A Rusty-dot Pearl, Sallow, Large Wainscot and Large Yellow Underwing were in the moth traps.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 2.45pm
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide this morning
Norfolk Shorelark Cley 200yds west of beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA early a'noon +Y-br.Wblr still. Jack Snipe Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sheringham in garden still
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Gorleston-on-Sea along Blackwall Reach at 1.10pm
Norfolk Dartford Warbler West Runton still in beet field by Beach Road
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Hunstanton flew south over cliffs at 8.55am (report at 9.35am was erroneous)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines near Washington Hide still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Brancaster Staithe still on roof near information board late morning
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB again on mud on ebbing tide
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Cley on beach east of beach car park by bunker mid morning
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Hunstanton over cliffs at c9.35am +Lapland Bunting (+Snow Bunting Hawfinch)
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham on east side of cemetery still in hedge

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 17th October 2019

Another relatively slow day with some 25 Robins still present, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, House Sparrow and a light passage of finches the highlights including 50 Siskins, 1+ Redpoll, 2 Bramblings, 10 Greenfinches and 40 Chaffinches. Other migrants overhead included 30 Skylarks and 30 Meadow Pipits, 500 Starlings, 50 Redwings and 3 Song Thrushes whilst interest on the marsh and beach included 30 Curlews, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot, 2 Sanderlings, Kingfisher, 150 Pink-footed Geese and 4 Barnacle Geese again with Canada Geese.

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Norfolk Black Brant reported Titchwell RSPB (+Caspian Gull again)
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Happisburgh still in small copse by bend in track near paddocks
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey hills NOA this evng
Norfolk 2+ Waxwings Wells Woods flew over The Dell late a'noon (+2.Y-br,Wblrs still)
Norfolk 3.Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1.3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still early evng just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +2.Y-br.Wblrs 3.Ring Ouzels in ploughed field by track
Norfolk 4+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1.3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB near Patsy's Pool still mid a'noon
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still early evng just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 1.40pm +2.Y-br.Wblrs 3.Ring Ouzels in ploughed field by track
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sheringham in garden still 1.50pm
Norfolk Y'br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still from boardwalk near visitor centre mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still Nelson-Lyle Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Trimimngham by Cromer Road in trees north of Woodland Holiday Park
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sheringham in cemetery late morning
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle at midday +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Whinchat Titchwell RSPB on marsh behind Autumn Trail
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Heacham on sea at 10.52am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton Dunes on highest dune
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB on mud at 10.27am on ebbing tide
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Brancaster Staither still at harbour by toilet black at 10.25am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis between Haddiscoe +Reedham Bridge by railway
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Winterton-on-Sea at allotment
Norfolk Black-throated Diver CLey flew west past beach car park at 9.05am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham flew west over Beeston Common
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal pool

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 16th October 2019

A rather quiet day with an obvious Robin presence the most noteworthy feature, though numbers were nearer to forty than the three figure count of yesterday. Several flyover Siskins and Brambling were also noted. At least one Water Rail was present on the Broadwater and the Barnacle Geese were accompanying the Canada Geese on the Grazing Marsh.

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Norfolk Black Redstart fem Brancaster Staithe still at harbour by toilet block mid a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at 2.31pm
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA early a'noon +Siberian Chiffchaff. Jack Snipe Snipes Marsh still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr between West Runton +Sheringham this morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach briefly 9.15am
Norfolk possible Montagu's Harrier flew over Cley NWT at 8.55am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sheringham in garden
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew south past Horsey Gap at 10.15am
Norfolk possible Sabine's Gull Cley may have land on sea NE of beach car park at 10.10am tho distant
Norfolk 15.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB on mud at 10.21am on ebbing tide
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs y'day Winterton Dunes. Ring Ouzel at allotments
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Mars
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB along trails
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank north of Arnold's Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank north of Arnold's Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Warham Greens just east of whirligig at 8.41am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 15th October 2019

Despite a rotten start weather-wise, a busy migration day with 249 Brents, 340 Wigeon, 74 Teal, 2 Eider, 96 Common Scoter 73 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot offshore, a total of 13 Pintail, 117 Lapwings, 4 Water Rails, a Greenshank, 40+ Skylarks, 2 Swallows, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 500+ Starlings, a Ring Ouzel, 20+ Blackbirds, 60 Song Thrushes, 250 Redwings, 150+ Robins, a Redstart, single Stonechat and Wheatear, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits (2 ringed) and 150 Siskins among the birds counted for the day.

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Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Horsey +Ring Ouzel Great White Egret
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1.5mls NNE of Wells near East Hills late a'noon
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holkham Pines south of track just east of Joe Jordan Hide mid a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Salthouse over grazing marsh east of Gramborough Hill +Ring Ouzel flew south
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes between boardwalk +west end of Holkham Pines. Short-eared Owl Gun Hill
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew over Muckleburgh Hill this a'noon
Norfolk Dartford Warbler West Runton in beet field by Beach Road
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach this morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton Dunes late morning: 1.near plantation at north end, 1.in sallow by path
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cley NWT flew in off sea +150.Little Gulls flew east +Snow Bunting flew in off then over Beach Hotel
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at east end +Y-br.Wblr. Y-br.Wblr 300yds west of campsite car park. Also Great White Egret
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still on mudflats at 9.43am on ebbing tide
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT flew in off sea this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Happisburgh flew in off sea
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Warham Greens east of north end of Garden Drove at 12.40pm +male.Hen Harrier west west at 12.45pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sidestrand
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh by track to old coastwatch building
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Happisburgh still on north side of paddocks this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common by south path this morning
Norfolk 8.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines between Lady Anne's Drive +west end this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park in bushes north of crossbank at 9.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove in copse at midday
Norfolk Barred Warbler Titchwell at Gypsy Lane late morning (+2.Y-br.Wblrs) TF.764.442
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Salthouse at Sarbury Hill
Norfolk Wryneck reported 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA flew from pines near top late morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens c500yds west of north end of Garden Drove in hedgerow at 11.29am
Norfolk Y-br-Wblr Holkham Pines still TF.874.452. Great White Egret flew over Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still on East Trail +Y-br.Wblr still +3.Spoonbills on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still from Main Observatory +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Snettisham RSPB at high tide
Norfolk 35.Little Gulls Cley off coastguards at 9.30am
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still at last bend before boardwalk at 9.14am with cattle +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr just east of Wells just north of North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 9am +Great White Egret. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day flew south over Hunstanton Cliffs

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 14th October 2019

Highlights today included a juvenile Whooper Swan in off the sea at the Golf Course, 5 Barnacle Geese on the grazing marsh, a female Eider, 108 Common Scoter, 2 Goosander, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 178 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, a Puffin east and 3 Razorbills on the sea. A juvenile Peregrine flew close past the Observatory, 4 Swallows were noted, a Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, a Reed Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 6+ Redwings, 20 Song Thrushes, 4 Ring Ouzels, 19 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Stonechats, 2 Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipits, 6+ Bramblings, a Redpoll, 12 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings and a Richard's Pipit were all recorded during the day.

A Merveille du Jour was on the side of the ringing shed!

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Norfolk Jack Snipe Cley NWT this a'noon
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls flew south past Waxham
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA this a'noon
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods still this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still at Thornham Point on puddle east of old watchtower at 10.49am
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still east of sea wall at 10.40am +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham/ Sea Palling
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham Cemetery still at west end
Norfolk Jack Snipe Gramborough Hill flushed at c10.20am then flew east
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Northrepps in village. Y'day dead Ring Ouzel Hungry Hill on road
Norfolk 100.Little Gulls Cley off coastguards at 9.30am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 13th October 2019

Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv west past Cley this morning
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham west of Lady Anne's Drive at 2.32pm
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still 2.47pm at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr between West Runton +Sheringham
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still 1.36pm at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower
Norfolk Great White Egret NE of Acle in field north of A1064 400yds NE of Acle Bridge at 12.50pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham Cemetery still
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley +just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA 150yds along public footpath at 11.45am +Siberian Chiffchaff briefly +Jack Snipe on Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewed towards Cantley beet factory at 11am tho distant
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham in bushes by boardwalk at midday. Firecrest 200yds south of boardwalk
Despite the rain and wind, highlights today included a major visible migration of finches and thrushes with 1,475 Siskins, 871 Chaffinches, 295 Redwings, 410 Starlings, 51 Song Thrushes, 60 Meadow and 2 Rock Pipits. Also of note were 4 Stonechats, a single Pintail, 5 Barnacle Geese on the grazing marsh and a Chiffchaff near the NWT access gate.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes between boardwalk +creek beyond Gun Hill +5.Ring Ouzels
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 10.23am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB again at Thornham Point on pool SW of old watchtower at 11.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret Cantley Marshes RSPB +4.ad.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 5.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines. Y-br.Wblr Winterton below Hermanus +Ring Ouzel flew south thru valley
Norfolk 5.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines. Y-br.Wblr Winterton below Hermanus +Ring Ouzel flew south thru valley
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods west of The Dell at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide +Ring Ouzel still
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holkham NNR in bushes at Washington Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Warham Greens between Stiffkey Campsite +Whirligig
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide
Norfolk Little Gull Cley off coastguards at 9.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 8.40am +2.Spoonbills Jack Snipe. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy along track between A149 +dunes
Norfolk no sign of ad.drk.Hooded Merganser Titchwell RSPB by 7.24am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 12th October 2019

On the sea today 20 Common Scoters, single Red-throated and Great Northern Divers, 53 Gannets, a Razorbill, single Sandwich Tern and 3 Kittiwakes were recorded. A male Hen Harrier also came in off the sea, and 3 Lapland Buntings flew over calling. A Peregrine was also noted. At least 5 Cetti's Warblers were in the area, with one retrapped and one new ringed bird caught. A late Willow Warbler was also ringed. Other birds of interest were 15 Song Thrushes, 8 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Stonechats, a Tree Sparrow, 5+ Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 7 Siskins.

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Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still 4pm at Thornham Point on shore then flew out to sea
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 5+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance early morning. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Grey Phal Burnham Norton on pool by sea wall 400yds west of junction with track from car park late a'noon
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at Snipes Marsh mid a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Grey Phal till 2.35pm NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower then flew off
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Morston on saltmarsh at 10.30am
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk still 2.15pm Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Warham Greens TF.943.429
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still this morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts between Hunstanton +Heacham North Beach around chalets at 9.30am
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk still 12.48pm Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Choseley drying barns in stubble field 1/4ml from barns
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk still this a'noon Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk still 11.57am Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still. 3.Y-br.Wblrs between Burnham Overy Dunes +Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 11.50am NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB near Patsy's Pool behind overflow car park +Y.br.Wblr still
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew Weybourne Camp (+Black-throated Diver 1+Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w again 11.10am NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Horsey by Horsey Road opposite pump in field by yellow digger +by maize at 10.52am tho distant
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section at 11.05am
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey still 10.45am by Horsey Road near windpump in field with disused red building
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Gap flew over car park at 9am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Snettisham RSPB on South Pit at 10.20am
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER drk still 10.19am Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at south end of Snipes Marsh at 9.30am +showing well +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still just inland of sea wall towards Gun Hill at 9.40am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT flew in off sea at 9.22am +over East Bank
Norfolk Cattle Egret Hunstanton flew south over cliffs at 8.55am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still 8.40am with tit flock
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.44am
Norfolk Grey Phal till 8am NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower then flew off
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still 150yds west of boating lake
Norfolk Grey Phal still NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 11th October 2019

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham still at cemetery
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 2.45pm from hide +Great White Egret still then flew low south over River Yare
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide this a'noon
Norfolk Grey Phal still 1.50pm NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still this morning
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at cemetery still in SW corner of cemetery +Ring Ouzel still
Norfolk Grey Phal still 12.10pm NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 11.48am from hide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 10.50am +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 9.46am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) y'day Sheringham at cemetery
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Blakeney at Friary Hills NT at dusk [heard only]
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day flew west over Kelling (+Jack Snipe)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA. Jack Snipe Snipes Marsh still but no sign of Siberian Chiffchaff
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Holme at Gore Point flew to saltmarsh at 8.35am
Norfolk Grey Phal still Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower at 7.30am

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 10th October 2019

A quiet and blustery day. On the grazing marsh 4 Barnacle Geese were with a mixed flock of Canadas and Egyptians, and at least 200 Pink-feet were also recorded. A single Black-tailed Godwit was near the Broadwater. Three Rock Pipits flew over calling.

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Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe in flight over cattle mid morning
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Cley NWT flew in off sea this morning then flew west towards Blakeney Point
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at cemetery still mid a'noon +2.Ring Ouzels
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley +just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in sallows at south end at 2.30pm
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Sheringham at Beeston Common mid a'noon: 1.by east path near 2.sallows beyond 1st hill, 1.behind pillbox
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common by east path near 2.sallows beyond 1st hill this a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section
Norfolk no sign of Y-br.Wblr Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near road by sewage works late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 1.14pm then flew south over River Yare
Norfolk Grey Phal still 1.27pm Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets NE of Burnham Overy Staithe still on marsh with cattle at 1.21pm +Great White Egret still tho distant
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham at cemetery at 12.55pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 12.45pm +Great White Egret
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham still late morning at cemetery at SW end +Ring Ouzel still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at Snipes Marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Grey Phal still 12.10pm Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Main Observatory at 11.39am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still in field from hide at 11.53am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail WSW of Harleston at Rushall over fields at 9.05am
Norfolk no sign of Dusky Warbler Warham Greens west of north end of Garden Drove in hedge 100yds west of pit by late morning (but Ring Ouzel Whinchat) TF.938.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Fen Hide +Jack Snipe. Y-br.Wblr near road by sewage works
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 10am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Grey Phal Thornham Point behind dunes on pool near old watchtower at 10.12am
Norfolk Bittern NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 10.09am then flew east
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at cemetery at 9.05am
Norfolk 3.Bewick's Swans (2.ads +juv) Great Yarmouth flew west over Britainnia Pier
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham at cemetery

Holme Bird Obseratory Monday 7th October 2019

A good morning of visual migration, with a Merlin, 2 Jays, 4 Bearded Tits, 30 Skylarks, 40+ Long-tailed Tits, 10 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, 3 Reed Warblers, 2+ Ring Ouzels, 20 Blackbirds, 5 Fieldfares, 86 Song Thrushes, 87 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 25 Robins, 3 Stonechats, 2 Grey Wagtails, 20+ Meadow Pipits, 4+ Rock Pipits, 8 Bramblings, 10 Chaffinches, 25 Greenfinches, a Bullfinch, 20 Goldfinches, 12 Siskins and 30+ Reed Buntings moving during the first half of the day. Seawatching produced 145 Brents, 48 Wigeon, 5 Eiders, 140+ Common Scoter, a Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 5 Golden Plover, while around the marshes 90 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ruff and a Snipe were seen. Also of interest were a Great White Egret, Barn Owl, 3 Water Rails, and at least one Yellow-browed Warbler with one seen in the NWT car park and one also reported in the pines.

Ringing produced 121 birds including Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit and Stonechat.

Ring Ouzel images by Steve Newman

















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Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew low over Roydon Common NNR towards Grimston Warren at 3.20pm
Norfolk 7.Velvet Scoters flew past Waxham in 20mins this morning +5.Little Gulls
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in churchyard near gate from Sainsbury's
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Salthouse flew in off sea at Gramborough Hill then flew west along shingle ridge
Norfolk 15.Velvet Scoters flew south past Happisburgh
Norfolk 10+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Deepdale mid morning
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines near crosstracks
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Warham Greens flew over whirligig at 12.15pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes still at east end with tit flock
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hockering along footpath c50yds NW of Lily Avenue
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme NOA at 10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section near compost pile +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 3+Ring Ouzels Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 10.45am Warham Greens west of north end of Garden Drove c100yds west of pit cTF.938.437
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end still with tit flock
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common by pill box with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Woods still. 4+Y-br.Wblrs in The Dell
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes NWT in NE corner of paddocks
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Warham Greens west of north end of Garden Drove c100yds west of pit at 9.49am cTF.938.437
Norfolk Little Stint ad just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance +Spotted Redshank Gt.W.Egret. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB +2+Y-br.Wblrs
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Stiffkey at Campsite Wood
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still by Meals House
Norfolk 7+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still SE of sea wall
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at Garden Drove still near concrete pad
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk then flew east

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 6th October 2019

A very wet day with a steady passage of Song Thrushes, Redwings and Blackbirds taking place, modest numbers of at least 197, 43 and 11 respectively. A Cetti's Warbler and 4+ Bearded Tits were still near the Broadwater Hide, and a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard at the east end of the pines mid morning. Also of interest were a Common Sandpiper on the Broadwater, a Great White Egret, 4 Snipe flying over, 3 Stonechats and 4+ Rock Pipits.

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Norfolk probable Little Bunting reported West Runton in area with no general access this morning (+2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines by Washington Hide briefly 3.30pm then flew east with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Jack Snipe Cley NWT from Bishop Hide at 3.41pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens in crater west of Cocklestrand Drove at 3.14pm
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Cley flew east offshore coastguards at 2.44pm
Norfolk no further sign of Subalpine Warbler sp 1.5mls NNE of Wells at east end of East Hills near lake (but 2.Y-br.Wblrs Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still 2.35pm +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme NOA in pines east of The Firs
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still 2.15pm in willows just west of Joe Jordan Hide tho elusive
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at Garden Drove
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley NWT still near visitor centre at CleySpy at 12.45pm
Norfolk SUBALPINE WARBLER sp 1.5mls NNE of Wells at east end of East Hills near lake (+Quail Y-br.Wblr)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Walsey Hills NOA still this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes between pines +boardwalk +2.Ring Ouzels. 5.Cattle Egrets in fields +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham in cemetery at 9.47am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Salthouse at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6+Y-br.Wbls Holkham Pines north of Lady Anne's Drive +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Wells Woods flew east over The Dell +appeared to land near Abraham's Lagoon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods along path at west end of Pinewoods caravan site

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 5th October 2019

An excellent migration day, highlights included 166 Brent Geese, 4 Eiders, 194+ Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 42 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Guillemot, 2 Sandwich Terns and a Med Gull seen at sea. A Great White Egret, 3 Red Kites, 42 Curlew, 3 Snipe, a Water Rail, a Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, 5 Swallows, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5+ Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, a Reed Warbler, 20 Song Thrush, 210 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Redstarts, 3 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, a Tree Pipit, 100 Meadow Pipits, 10 Rock Pipits, a female Bullfinch and 8 Siskins were also of interest, with a superb Osprey flying low over the pines and heading over Broadwater where it hovered until it was seen off by a Red Kite! Three Lapland Buntings were north of the Golf Course and flew south and a Richard's Pipit went over at Gore Point.

In the moth traps a Rush Veneer, 6 Black Rustics, 4 Feathered Ranunculus, a Shore Wainscot, and a Brown-spot Pinion were of note. Small Copper, Brown Argus, Painted Lady, Wall Brown and Red Admiral were all recorded today.

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Norfolk Richard's Pipit Burnham Overy Dunes flushed at 4.05pm but no sign since
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 3.45pm Burnham Overy at corner of sea wall near gate +bench briefly tho elusive
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER reported still mid a'noon Burnham Overy in hawthorn just south of sea wall c150yds west of footpath from A149
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy just south of sea wall west of footpath from A149
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley still on sea off beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) Warham Greens at Warham Pit
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen +Y-br.Wblr. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp this morning +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley offshore
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 12.50pm Burnham Overy in hawthorn just south of sea wall c150yds west of footpath from A149 tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley still early a'noon just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still early a'noon Burnham Overy in hawthorn just south of sea wall
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Wells at north end of Beach Road just south of Lifeboat Station cTF.914.453
Norfolk Osprey Holme NOA over west end of Broadwater at 12.20pm
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB still on beach
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Titchwell RSPB (+4+Y-br.Wblrs)
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still late morning Burnham Overy in reeds at start of sea wall tho elusive
Norfolk Black Brant ad 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills on saltings
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley NWT near visitor centre at CleySpy
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings Holme north of golf course on beach at roped-off area then flew to field south of River Hun late morning
Norfolk Lapland Bunting 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills (+4.Y-br.Wblrs)
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Salthouse mid morning
Norfolk probable Dusky Warbler Burnham Overy in brambles +reeds at start of sea wall at 9.30am tho elusive
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Old Hunstanton north of golf course in dunes at 10.10am with tit flock
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham 200yds north of Shangri-la chalet +Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form)
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Hopton-on-Sea at Warren Road by Cliff Cottages
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holme Dunes NWT at car park entrance
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Winterton North Dunes over wood near double pool
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse by duckpond
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines between Washington Hide +Meals House still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by tank road
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme trapped

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 4th October 2019

At sea today 159 Brent Geese, 689 Wigeon, 60 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Great Skua and 3 Sandwich Terns were seen. Also of note were over 20 Snipe, 43 Lapwings, 2 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, 65 Meadow Pipits, a Rock Pipit, a Brambling in the village early morning and 2 Bullfinches in the pines.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia and a Red-Green Carpet was the highlight in the moth traps.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank ad Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh at 4.18pm
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach by sand dunes at 4.17pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Bure Park near 14th green at 3.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Bure Park at 3.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery at 3.50pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide still 3.20pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth still late a'noon at Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Caister-on-Sea at cemetery at 3.15pm with tit flock +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA mid a'noon tho elusive
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr reported Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley NWT still by visitor centre from Cley Spy at 2.09pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham at Shangri-la chalet
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common by south path this a'noon with tit flock [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Welney WWT at main observatory +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley NWT by visitor centre from Cley Spy at 12.52pm
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB at 10.30am: 2.near visitor centre, 1.at Tank Road
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at 11am: 2.behind Joe Jordan Hode, 1.at west end. 2.Long-tailed Ducks Holkham Bay. 4.Great White Egrets on freshmarsh
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets near Burnham Overy Staithe still in cattle field
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Y-br.Wblr Norwich at Sherbourne Place at 11.05am then flew SW over Rouen Road
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still at Stiffkey Fen by A149 at midday with tit flock
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 11.10am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes (+4.Cattle Egrets still on marsh +2.Great White Egrets still)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods on east side of The Dell at 10.56am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens by coast path in hedge between log +whirligig
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 8am +2.Great Northern Divers flew west +Snow Bunting flew over. ad.drk.Velvet Scoter flew west at 10.20am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets on Wednesday Holkham
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 3rd October 2019

On the sea today 26 Brent Geese, 1 Eider, 105 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Gannets and 6 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. A Purple Sandpiper was on the beach and very tame, with 2 Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank on the NWT reserve. A Swallow and 5 House Martins, a Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, 4 Stonechats3 Grey Wagtails, 80 Meadow Pipits and 4 Rock Pipits were among the migrants recorded. Four Yellow-browed Warblers were around the recording area, with two in the paddocks, one in the car park area and another on the Obs reserve.

A busy day of ringing produce a total of 93 birds, including Goldcrest, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting and Long-tailed Tit.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Corncrake Sheringham flew in off sea at east end of promenade then landed behind last beach hut
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still from Cadbury Hde +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood this a'noon with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr east of Warham Greens by coast path near large log
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Bump east of pit near caravan park hedge briefly this a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Deepdale trapped +ringed this morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB west of visitor centre behind staff car park at 1.29pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT with cattle from Reedbed Hide at 1.02pm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew NW past Happisburgh at 10.18am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines 100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide still 12.30pm with tit flock
Norfolk Pied Fly Stiffkey at Campsite Wood in middle
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end at 12.45pm with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Grey Phal Weybourne Camp this morning (+Y-br.Wblr)
Norfolk Purple Sand Holme Dunes on beach then flew off
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at end of Garden Drove
Norfolk report of Cattle Egret on Saturday 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR was erroneous
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml ENE of Stiffkey by A149 at Stiffkey Fen just beyond kissing gate tho elusive +13.Spoonbills flew west
Norfolk report of Little Bittern Thetford at Spring Walk was erroneous
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes YWT in car park at 11.30am +Great White Egret flew over
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines behind Washington Hide at 11.10am
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Little Bittern Thetford at Spring Walk
Norfolk Velvet Scoter ad.drk Cley flew west past beach car park at 10.30am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.16am
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Waxham south of Shangri-la Chalet in bushes by coast path near end of 1st sugar beet field
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr just NE of Titchwell in sycamores on east side of north end of Gypsy Lane tho elusive
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still 200yds west of Joe Jordan Hide at 8.05am

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 2nd October 2019

As expected attention was largely on the sea today which unfortunately didn't produce as much activity as was hoped. Birds of note though included five Pomarine Skuas, the majority adults with 'spoons', six Arctic Skuas, two Bonxies, two Manx Shearwaters and 40 Gannets. Wader numbers included counts of 950 Grey Plover and on the reserve a high count of Jays, 44, was made in the pines by the Observatory. On the ringing front a Rock Pipit was trapped and ringed, a Greenshank was on the Broadwater again and a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard and seen on the approach road near Redwell Marsh mid afternoon.


 
Rock Pipit by Theo Declermont

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Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy still east of sea wall at 3.05pm +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme at Redwell Marsh in hawthorn hedge near hide
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley flew west past beach car park at 2.56pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley flew in off sea
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Sheringham
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 3+Common Cranes (1+juv) Welney WWT still from Friends Hide
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew past Holme Dunes 7.10-11.30am
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at 12.30pm: 2.in trees 200yds west of Joe Jordan Hode, 1.in trees 200yds east of Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk no sign of any Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from main observatory at 12.20pm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods TF.910.455
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 9.34am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Pom Skuas flew west past Holme Dunes
Norfolk Cory's S'water Cley flew east past beach car park at 8.41am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew east past Sheringham at 8.26am
Norfolk Snow Bunting y'day Cromer by lighthouse at bottom of steps at 10.59am +showing well
Norfolk Osprey on Monday Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 2.hybrid Ruddy Shelduck x Egyptian Goose y'day east of Runham in evng (not Ruddy Shelducks)

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 1st October 2019

Two Greenshank and a Great White Egret were noted on the Broadwater and two flocks of Snipe numbering 37 birds were also seen flying over during the morning. On the sea there were counts of 178 Brent Geese, 45 Gannets, 29 Pintail, five Red-throated Divers, seven Arctic Skuas, three Manx Shearwater and three Bonxies.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm near junction of Meadow Trail +path to Fen Hide
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still 1.45pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Firecrest Wells Woods between car park +2nd right-angle bend at 11.45am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Happisburgh on sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at west end [heard only]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham still 11.45am at north end of Waxham Sands Holiday Park in scrub with tit flock viewed from coast path tho mobile
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still east of bend in sea wall
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still mid morning by Fen Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens still in copse at north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham
Norfolk 3.Ruddy Shelducks Runham just east of council offices in stubble field with 76.Egyptian Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at east end of car park in apple trees

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 30th September 2019

Over 1000 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh. On the sea 20 Brent Geese, 21 Wigeon , 13 Mallard, 64 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 23 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Great Skuas, a Guillemot and 10 Sandwich Terns were recorded. Also of note were a Great White Egret, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, a Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, a Whitethroat, a Reed Warbler, one Mistle Thrush, a single Brambling, a Tree Sparrow, and a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard in the sycamores opposite the Observatory and again in the Dell during the afternoon.

Ringing produced 102 captures, including 23 Meadow Pipits, 29 Blue Tits and 20 Long-tailed Tits.

Moths included a Humming-bird Hawk Moth on the buddleia, a Red Underwing and 3 Black Rustics.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 4.55pm
Norfolk Little Stint juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this a'noon. Y-br.Wblr still from Meadow Trail
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling 100yds south of school opposite Beck House
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove mid a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham just north of Waxham Sands Holiday Park this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +2.Great White Egrets. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly Trimingham over clifftop fields at c1.10pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods midway between beach car park +Lady Anne's Drive late morning TF.901.455
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe from sea wall late morning
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Breydon Water
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in car park
Norfolk Pom Skua juv flew past Cley 7am-8.40am (+Sooty S'water)

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 29th September 2019

A brief seawatch produced 6 Gannets and a Sandwich Tern. A Red Kite drifted over the ridge, and 3 Common Buzzards were squabbling on the grazing marsh. Three Yellow Wagtails were with cattle on the west side of the grazing marsh and 2 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs were also noted. Two Stonechats were in the dunes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton by Low Road opposite Low Farm barns
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Thornham harbour from car park this a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Osprey reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again flew over
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still +14.Spoonbills 4.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still from main path flew to reedbed at 8.53am
Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from viewing platform at 8.20am but no sign of Cattle Egret

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 28th September 2019

Blustery and wet at times, on the sea today 85 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas and 5 Sandwich Terns were logged. Also of interest were a Great White Egret, a brief glimpse of a Bittern, Hobby over the east bank, a Green Sandpiper on the NWT pools, 2 Spotted Redshanks and 3 Greenshanks in Thornham Harbour, a Med Gull, 2 Jays, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs.

In the moth traps 4 Feathered Ranunculus, 64 Lunar Underwings, 16 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Brown-spot Pinion, a Large Wainscot, 6 Beaded Chestnuts, a Turnip, Square-spot Rustic, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing and a Vine's Rustic were recorded.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret Hockwold Washes RSPB still 2.10pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Thornham at coal shed
Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Hockwold Washes RSPB at midday
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret flew over Potter Heigham Marshes at 10am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Wells on saltmarsh
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe in cattle field viewed from sea wall at 9am +Great White Egret

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 27th September 2019

A flock of 450 Pink-feet were on the marsh and a Great White Egret was seen briefly. At sea 6 Brent Geese, 180 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 12 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns were noted. At least 28 Jays passed inland during the morning and 2 Cetti's Warblers were calling near Redwell Marsh. On the NWT reserve a Green Sandpiper, Snipe and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were of interest.

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Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT flew east past beach car park late morning
Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide
Norfolk 29+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Blakeney at Friary Hills NT near caravan park at 8am [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Sheringham flew west along promenade at 9.55am
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide mid morning

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 26th September 2019

A wet and blustery start with sunshine in the afternoon. On the sea 12 Wigeon, 134 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 52 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 12 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were recorded. A Willow Warbler and 2 Sand Martins were the only migrants of note, with no confirmed sighting of any of yesterday's Yellow-browed Warblers.

In the moth traps highlights included a Mallow, Archer's Dart, Feathered Ranunculus, Snout, Knotgrass and Large Wainscot.

A Scarce Bordered Straw was photographed in the trap on the 25th September


Scarce Bordered Straw by Steve Newman, 25th September 2019


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Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide. Jack Snipe still from Reception Hide
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings 1.5mls NNE of Wells on saltmarsh just east of East Hills early a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr still Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 10.48am just south of A149 west of Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sheringham at 10.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide at 9.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in sallows at south end at 9am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. Great White Egret still on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse still on shingle ridge just east of Gramborough Hill at 7.57am tho mobile
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day near Burnham Overy Staithe

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 24th September 2019

A fairly grim day with heavy rain at times and strong winds; the Yellow-browed Warbler remained in Sycamores in the NWT car park whilst in the pines were singles of Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher to be seen. Some 50 Gannets were noted in a brief seawatch and wildfowl included 320 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 90+ Wigeon, 4 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 200 Common Scoter. Other interest included 2 Spoonbills and a Great White Egret.

A Feathered Ranunculus was the pick of the moth traps whilst Humming-bird Hawk-moth and Wall Brown were noted on the wing during a brief spell of sunshine.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Brancaster flew SW over golf course at 5.30pm
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (ad +juv) Cley NWT from Daukes' HIde this evng
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide at 5.15pm
Norfolk Garganey juv Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 5.30pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from reception hide at 4.40pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse still east of Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide Great White Egret still from Friends Hide. Reserver open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55;concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still 9.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr still Titchwell RSPB between Fen Trail +Tank Road tho mobile

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 23rd September 2019

Migrants were still around today, the majority on the northern side of the pine belt near the NWT centre. A Yellow-browed Warbler was in the NWT car park and 20 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcaps, 2+ Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, a Redwing, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 2+ Redstarts and 3+ Whinchats were recorded. Also of interest were a Grey Wagtail, 6 Ruff, a Common Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Hobby, 3 Swallows and 2 Cetti's Warblers.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton Dunes NNR this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley + just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by lower path from car park
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still mid a'noon +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 19.Common Cranes Waxham at Brograve Levels viewed from dunes near Shangri-la Chalet tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey in field 1/2ml south of Horsey Mill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Costessey
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still midday on mud
Norfolk Pied Fly Waxham +4.Whinchats
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse by duck pond this a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by concrete area beyond Fen Hide at 11.40am tho elusive
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide. Jack Snipe from Fen Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at Tank Road tho elusive
Norfolk Black Redstart Salthouse at Salthouse Store at 11.10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme NWT car park at 11.30am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse +200yds east of Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge at 11.25am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 100yds beyond lefthand fork from car park at 11.27am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 10.42am. Spotted Redshank Simmonds' Scrape still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Heacham just north of seaward end of South Beach Road in trees by ditch at 9.55am
Norfolk Pom Skua y'day between Horsey Gap +Waxham Sands
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still in cattle field west of path to dunes +showing well
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Thornham Marshes
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thornham by main road in garden opposite Orange Tree [heard only]
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day north of Burnham Overy on marsh at 4.25pm

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 22nd September 2019

Migrants included a Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed at 12.30, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Whitethroat, 12 Song Thrushes, 1 Redwing, 20 Robins, 4+ Pied Flycatchers, 2+ Redstarts, 6 Whinchats, 5 Stonechats and 2 Grey Wagtails. Other birds of note included Hobby, Peregrine, Barn Owl, Great White Egret, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Cetti's Warblers and an adult Med Gull.



Hobby and Yellow-browed Warbler by Steve Newman

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Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Holme
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Warham Greens at Garden Drove
MEGA Norfolk ALBATROSS sp (probably Black-browed Albatross) flew south past Winterton at c3.10pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme NWT by entrance road
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.58pm +2.juv.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets on Friday Ludham Marshes NNR but no sign this morning
Norfolk Pied Fly Titchwell RSPB in willows by feeders
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme NOA trapped +ringed at 12.30pm then in pines after release
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west past Weybourne at 9.46am
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets flew east past Overstrand at 11.25am
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water at west end
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy flew to dunes from west end at Gun Hill at 10.45am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 10.51am
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 10.45am +4.Great White Egrets flew east
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR on pool on west side of freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.28am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR on pool on west side of freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.28am
Norfolk Osprey north of Swanton Morley flew over Billingford Lakes at 10.15am
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes Waxham till 9.50am in stubble field near Brograve Farm then flew to Brograve Levels +landed out of view
Norfolk 2.Whinchats Burnham Overy Dunes between boardwalk +Gun Hill at 9.46am
Norfolk Wryneck Snettisham Coastal Park in north section at 8.30am then flew north towards large tents at Heacham end +no sign since (+Whinchat)
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes Waxham in stubble field near Brograve Farm at 9.25am
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still in field west of path with cattle at 8.20am
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy in ditch by sea wall at 7.22am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets near Burnham Norton
Norfolk possible Isabelline Wheatear reported y'day Burnham Overy on fence post just east of final section of boardwalk at 10.30am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy Marshes still in field east of footpath with cattle then flew west at 7.04am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Holme still

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 21st September 2019

A breezy, sunny day, highlights were 25 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers 35+ Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes and 12 Sandwich Terns on the sea. A flock of 400+ Golden Plover was in Thornham Harbour, 11 Jays flew east early morning and a Red Kite, Barn Owl, Hobby, 2 Sand Martins, 35+ Swallows, a single Sedge and 3 Reed Warblers, 6+ Stonechats, a Wheatear, at least one Tree Sparrow, 2 Grey Wagtails, and 2 Siskins were recorded.

In the moth traps a Rusty Dot Pearl and a Large Wainscot wee species of interest.

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Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section early a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 1.33pm
Norfolk 20.Spoonbills Burnham Norton on pool from coast path at 10am
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still west of path from A149 with cattle this a'noon +2.Great White Egrets still on east side
Norfolk 37.Common Cranes Welney WWT still +Great White Egret again
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool. 16.Spoonbills on freshmarsh +4.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Letheringsett flew SE over River Glaven at 9.30am
Norfolk Redwing Great Yarmouth at Bradwell at Harper's Lane
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Kelling at Maiden Lane in copse at 8.05am then flew east
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh at 8.30am then flew west
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Colkirk by B1146 Dereham Road with Egyptian Geese
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Wymondham flew north over abbey at 7.35am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 20th September 2019

A sunny day at times with a south-east breeze, a noticeable movement of Meadow Pipits including 43 ringed this morning, together with 22 Blackcaps, 15 Blue Tits, Stonechat and Sedge Warbler. Of note on the sea were a Red-throated Diver, 40 Common Scoter, 4 Sandwich Terns and 3 Gannets, with the Great White Egret on the NWT pools during the morning and 4 Spoonbills on the Broadwater. Two Hobbies were scrapping and hawking insects over the Observatory, with Kingfisher also of note and a Barn Owl in the dunes, with Greenshank and Spotted Redshank also on the NWT reserve.

In the moth traps two Sallows, a Shore Wainscot and 3 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings were the highlights.

Small Copper and Small Heath were still on the wing on the east bank.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier flew west over Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley NWT
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 2.03pm +Little Stint still
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still in cattle field east of sea wall early a'noon tho elusive +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne east of coastguard cottages at 11am
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 11.18am +Little Stint Whinchat
Norfolk Willow Emerald damselfly Cley by West Bank 100yds north of North Drain
Norfolk 40.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen +Bank Farm
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) Burnham Deepdale trapped +ringed
Norfolk Redwing Thetford
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 9.50am +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 31+Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk Whinchat Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.32am +juv.Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme still on Broadwater at 8.55am
Norfolk Knot y'day Cantley beet factory in evng
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still in cattle field east of sea wall at 8.25am +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Little Stint

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 19th September 2019

Some early morning signs of migration with small numbers of over flying Chaffinches and Skylarks noted. Larger numbers of Meadow Pipits were evident, which enabled  34 to be ringed and one trapped was found to be bearing a ring already and had originated from Stavanger in Norway.
A Great White Egret was on the Broadwater early morning, a Manx Shearwater was noted on the sea and two Hobby were hawking over the western end of the Broadwater mid afternoon.

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Norfolk 43.Common Cranes Welney WWT still early a'noon at Lady Fen viewable from road 300yds from visitor centr
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle near boardwalk at 3p
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle near boardwalk +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Hawfinch 1.5mls south of Thetford at Barnhamcross Common LN
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB still on pits +4.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 43.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Lady Fen +3.Whooper Swans Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Autumn Trail viewpoint at 9.47am +9.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool at 9.20am
Norfolk HOODED MERGANSER ad.drk y'day flew west past Titchwell RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 18th September 2019

A much quieter day today, with sea watching producing only three Great and two Arctic Skuas and three Red-throated Divers. A Greenshank was also on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets still 2.58pm Burnham Norton in cattle field east of track
Norfolk 30.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB +16.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 1.40pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Norton west of main track from car park

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 17th September 2019

Seawatching during the day produced counts of 285 Gannets, 56 Great and 29 Arctic Skuas, 37 Kittiwakes, 10 Red-throated and one Great Northern Diver, 8 Manx Shearwaters and three Puffins. Two Great White egrets were again on the grazing marsh and a Spotted Redshank was on the Broadwater viewable from the NWT hides.

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Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception hide mid a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew west past Cley 9.20-10.40am +Arctic Tern
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew east past Cley 8am-midday +2.Puffins
Norfolk 33.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Bank Farm/ Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from reception at 11.20am
Norfolk Little Auk reported flew east past Sheringham at 7.45am
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 7.50am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431