Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 21st February 2019

The sea again proved productive, with this morning's sea watch producing 15 Long-tailed Ducks, 11 Eider, two Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe. A Red Kite was seen over the Broadwater and at least eight Stonechats were again present. The mornings hide tide made locating any Twite in Thornham Harbour more difficult and only three were seen.

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Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 1.49pm (+28.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still late morning 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren still over hill near tower at 1.05pm +showing well
Norfolk Water Pipit 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Great White Egret 2.Russian White-fronted Geese. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just west of suspension bridge PE14 9TF
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge east of East Bank
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB still early morning
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common again near large ash tree at end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Glossy Ibis flew over Halvergate Marshes at 9.50am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis till c9.40am Breydon Water at NE end then flew west
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 9.30am (+5.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme Dunes still on sea +15.Long-tailed Ducks 2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Breydon Water at NE end mid morning

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 20th February 2019

Once again the best birds were on the sea with six Long-tailed Ducks and single Great Northern Diver and Shag the most noteworthy. At least six Stonechats remained around the east bank area.

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Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.40pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+Mealy Redpoll still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad flew west over 100.Acre Reedbed at c1.30p
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT +17.Common Cranes
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.30am (+25.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers Titchwell RSPB early morning
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Holme NOA on sea off observatory +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 9.20am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still by promenade at groyne.2 +showing well
Norfolk Scaup drk y'day Welney WWT +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cley NWT between beach car park +North Scrape on Billy's Wash in a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren at 8.30am then flew SW
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.24am
Norfolk 17.Common Cranes Clippesby still in field north of Thurne Road
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Clippesby in fields by Thurne Road at c8.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +5.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Long-tailed Ducks still

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 19th February 2019

A Great Northern Diver was on the sea early morning. On the reserve Stonechats were easily seen with seven on the east bank and at least two more along the approach road. Fourteen Twite were still present in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Water Pipit 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +3.Great White Egrets 68.Russian White-fronted Geese Hen Harrier. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 11am but no sign this a'noon NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass at 1pm
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT between beach car park +North Scrape on Billy's
Norfolk 43.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holme NOA on sea behind observatory
Norfolk Glossy Ibis flew over Cockley Cley late morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea mid morning
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Slav Grebes 4+Great Northern Divers
Norfolk 19+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddock
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB again over Thornham Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 18th February 2019

On the sea today 400 Wigeon, 8 Eiders, 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks, a drake Common Scoter, 5 Goldeneye, 23 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver on the sea, a Black-throated Diver flying past east and landing west of Titchwell beach at 3pm, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were also of interest. Two Red Kites drifted west over the grazing marshes, and the Tawny Owl was calling near the Observatory in the afternoon.

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Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+25.Snow Buntings Long-tailed Duck 6.Spoonbills) TF.896.458
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea mid a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT again
Norfolk no sign of Little Bunting Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.25pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+5.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hooded Crow reported Winterton by Commissioners Dyke
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham Point this a'noon
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still late morning 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+Mealy Redpoll still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) reported still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at west end of Sea Pool on seal carcass at 9.45am (+40+Snow Buntings still on shingle at east end of Arnold's Marsh)
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Spotted Redshank still on Volunteer Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 17th February 2019

At least 4 Stonechats were feeding in front of the Observatory on and off during the day.

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Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham Harbour still north of car park
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still 2.30pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.15pm c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass (+c40.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL again 1pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Holkham flew east over Holkham Bay late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Cley NWT flew east past beach car park late morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Winterton
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls 2mls north of King's Lynn at Lynn Point TF.602.239
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Weybourne Camp offshore
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 10.20am (+4.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk Willow Tit Sculthorpe Moor NR still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit on freshmarsh. Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit on freshmarsh. Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 157.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 8am
Norfolk 37.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum early morning
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew east past Weybourne
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still on grazing meadow

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 16th February 2019

A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew along the southern edge of the Broadwater at 9.40am and 3 Crossbills were in the pines. A Siskin flew over calling and at least 1 Barn Owl was hunting near the village. On the grazing marshes 11 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit were of interest. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Stonechats were around the reserve, and 12 Twite were seen in Thornham Harbour.


A female Crossbill photographed by Nick Bowman

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Buckenham Marshes RSPB again east of hide at 3pm
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Cley
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley off coastguards car park at 2.40pm with c500.Common Scoters
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls (both juvs) still 2.20pm Cley NWT on North Scrape then 1.flew west
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at 1.43pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.50pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just south of suspension bridge at 1.06pm PE14 9TF
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls Cley NWT on North Scrape at 1.10pm
Norfolk c40.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.51pm on North Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.42pm c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass then flew west towards reserve
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Cley still east of East Bank at 11.45am tho mobile
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.45am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+20.Snow Buntings. 60.Russian White-fronted Geese on freshmarsh) TF.896.458
Norfolk 15.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 12.Twite Thornham Harbour still from sea wall 400yds NW of car park at 10.36am
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Holkham Bay still 3pm east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area +25.Snow Buntings. Great White Egret from Joe Jordan Hide +10.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c1.25mls south of Brancaster at B1153/ Sussex Farm junction at 9.58am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 9.55am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk Great White Egret ESE of Wells by Stiffkey Road
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 9.29am
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre at 8.15am TL.854.819
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 9.04am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass (+7.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park with Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 8.51am on North Scrape
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 8.09am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still east of East Bank at 8am (+1+Snow Bunting)

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 15th February 2019

At least 4 Red Kites passed over and two Peregrines were also noted. Three Barn Owls were hunting during the afternoon, one near the Broadwater, one near Thornham Harbour and a third near the village hides. On the grazing marshes over 1000 Lapwings and 400 Golden Plover were still present, and on the sea highlights included 10 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, and 14 Great Crested Grebes. Two Stonechats were on the NWT dunes reserve.

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Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Burnham Norton towards Burnham Overy Staithe at 3.12pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Somerton Holmes mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Willow Tits Sculthorpe Moor NR along main drain behind Whitley Hide at 2.40pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.27pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island from mound in Waveney Forest at 1.12pm then flew west (+ringtail.Hen Harrier flew north at 1.20pm) TG.457.011
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near large ash tree at end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass at 12.25pm (+46.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at midday
Norfolk 6.Water Pipits 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +Great White Egret 2.Common Cranes 74.Russian White-fronted Geese. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 11am
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR from bank near fishermen's car park
Norfolk 20+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in hornbeams
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 8.30am

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 14th February 2019

A ring-tail Hen Harrier and a Peregrine were hunting over the marsh and there were early signs of migration with 12 Red Kites drifting through, over 50 Meadow Pipits counted during the day and single Brambling, Siskin, 3 Pied Wagtails, 4 Stonechats, over 1600 Lapwings and 400 Golden Plover one the grazing marshes. Two Slavonian Grebes and 7 Long-tailed Ducks were reported on the sea.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still this a'noon +fem.Scaup still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv flew south over Titchwell RSPB at 2.28pm
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk Hooded Crow Upton Marshes NWT this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just south of suspension bridge at 1pm PE14 9TF
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holme Dunes still on sea +7.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR from bank near fishermen's car park at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Dartford Warblers Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still +Great White Egret
Norfolk 8+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Holme Dunes NWT late morning
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10.45am
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 8am TF.896.458
Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes in plantation +showing well
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll on Tuesday Pensthorpe Natural Park at midday
Norfolk 1+Mealy Redpoll y'day Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley in field north of drying barns at 9.26am TF.759.423
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes Clippesby
Norfolk 6.Twite Thornham Harbour by coal barn

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 13th February 2019

A productive day bird wise with the day starting with 14 Twite in Thornham Harbour. A look through the Pink-footed geese on the grazing Marsh revealed two Russian White-fronted Geese in amongst them with a rather smart looking Drake Pintail also present on the Broadwater nearby.
On the sea highlights included Two Slavonian Grebes, two Goosander flying past west and a high count of at least 28 Great-crested Grebes. At least two Porpoises were also noted feeding just offshore. On the raptor front, Merlin and Red Kite were both noted during the day.

Drake Pintail on the Broadwater

One of two Russian White-fronted Geese on the Grazing Marsh
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Norfolk 14.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still 2.06pm +male Hen Harrier again
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holme Dunes on sea
Norfolk 12.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner at midday. Spoonbill on saltmarsh
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Lady Fen
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just south of suspension bridge at 1.45pm PE14 9TF
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still below Rotary Hide viewable from east side at 12.15pm
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area +showing well
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap +just west of roped-off area
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Burnham Overy
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR early a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.46am from North Hide
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still from North Hide at 11.15am (+c20.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on rocks below Funky Mackerel cafe at 10.30am
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Holme on grazing marsh with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR still
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Hunstanton at seafront
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Cley still by beach car park
Norfolk 14.Twite Thornham Harbour still 8am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB at Volunteer Marsh





 

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 12th February 2019

A look at the sea mid-morning produced a single drake Long-tailed Duck, four Eider, twelve Red-breasted Merganser and two Goldeneye. The Twite were again present in Thornham Harbour with a count of thirteen birds made. Water Levels are returning to normal again at nearby Redwell Marsh, with several hundred Teal and Wigeon noted on there during the course of the day.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets near Welney WWT still at 100.Foot Drain on bank from suspension bridge
Norfolk Great Northern Diver y'day flew south past Hemsby. On Sunday Dartford Warbler
Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes in holm oaks at north end of plantation at 10.10am
Norfolk Great White Egret between Wormegay +Middleton at 1.04pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham Freshmarsh in field east of north end of Lady Anne's Drive +showing well with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still opposite Funky Mackerel cafe at 10.33a
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still by 4th pit on bank between hides
Norfolk 15+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap +just west of roped-off area at 9.30am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Burnham Norton at 11am
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour in creek north of car park at 9.44am
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on East Lake on northern island at 9.15am
Norfolk 5.Twite Thornham Harbour still by raised car park at 9.21am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Clippesby. 5.Common Cranes Thurne
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Clippesby. 5.Common Cranes Thurne
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach east of north end of East Bank on seal carcass at west end of Sea Pool
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +male Hen Harrier flew west

Monday 11th February 2019

A beautiful day, almost like spring! A Red Kite flushed huge flocks of wildfowl and waders on the grazing marsh early afternoon, including 750+ Lapwings, 375 Golden Plovers, 225 Brent Geese, 450 Wigeon, 300 Starlings and 95 Curlew. Also of interest were a Rock Pipit over calling, 18 Ruff were counted and a young male Sparrowhawk was trapped and ringed.

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Norfolk 7.Common Cranes Clippesby. Short-eared Owl near river at Black Mill
Norfolk 16.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh +Pale-bellied Brent Goose +male Hen Harrier flew west
Norfolk 15+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (Great White Egret from Joe Jordan Hide +12.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area +showing well
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+c50.Snow Buntings still. Pale-bellied Brent Goose by Lady Anne's Drive)
Norfolk Bean Goose sp Winterton at Bramble Hill with Pink-footed Geese (+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Grimston Warren at 10.17am +showing well
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach at 9.38am
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Trimingham then flew west
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham still in sugar beet field by lane at 8.51am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Trimingham on beach at 8.40am

Sunday 10th February 2019

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Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham still in sugar beet field at 3.20pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Choseley
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.28pm by beach car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.45am flew west over beach
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley in field north of drying barns at 10.15am TF.759.423
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 9.25am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still just east of North Hide on dead seal on beach at 8.54am
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still in confiers by hotel at 7.52am
Norfolk 3.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day between Wiveton +Langham still in sugar beet field with Pink-footed Geese

Saturday 9th February 2019

A Peregrine was hunting the grazing marsh, with a single Black-tailed Godwit beside the Broadwater and a Spotted Redshank at Thornham Harbour, where at least 8 Twite were also present. On the sea 2 Eiders, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Common Scoters, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Kittiwake were recorded.

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Norfolk reported Parrot Crossbills Lynford Arboretum in trees by bridge near feeders at 11.45am were Common Crossbills
Norfolk 4.Parrot Crossbills reported Lynford Arboretum in trees by bridge near feeders at 11.45am
Norfolk 26.Snow Buntings Holkham still this a'noon +10.Russian White-fronted Geese Great White Egret
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Roydon Common then flew towards tower on Grimston Warren +lost view over hill
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach at 11am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens flew west viewed from gate at bottom of track at 11.30am
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Thurne Staithe at 11.50am tho distant. 27.Whooper Swans just east of Horning +27.Bewick's Swans
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Thurne Staithe at 11.50am tho distant. 27.Whooper Swans just east of Horning +27.Bewick's Swans
Norfolk 8+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Cley still on beach
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform mid morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach at 10.20am then flew to North Scrape
Norfolk 8.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk 2+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh on grazing marsh from Tower Hide at 9.32am +Great White Egret
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham harbour at 9.15am
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese between Wiveton +Langham still in sugar beet field at 9.56am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk c25.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.34am (+28.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 3.Red-crested Pochards (2.drks) Colney GPs on pit parallel to Chapel Break Road at 9.41am. View only from roadside
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese between Wiveton +Langham still in sugar beet field at 9.36am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh

Friday 8th February 2019

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Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese still mid a'noon between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 25.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+45.Snow Buntings. 60+Russian White-fronted Geese still on freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide +2.Great White Egrets still) TF.896.458
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham Harbour this a'noon
Norfolk 20+Russian White-fronted Geese Ludham still at St.Benet's Abbey
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach at 9.45am

Thursday 7th February 2019

A very windy and at times wet day meaning birds were rather thin on the ground. The best of the day were two Peregrines seen mid morning hunting out over the grazing Marsh.

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Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 2.50pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3.10pm on beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv y'day Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach +showing well
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 12.50pm
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Thornham in ploughed field south of Eric's Fish +Chip shop at 11.59am
Norfolk 1+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Tower Hide at 10.34am +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field at 10.03am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose Winterton by plantation near North Dunes with Pink-footed Geese (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Birds on the sea today included five Long-tailed Ducks and single Red-necked Grebe and Velvet Scoter. A Spoonbill was a surprise visitor, noted flying west over the Observatory. A Peregrine was hunting over the grazing Marsh and at least three Barn Owls were also noted during the course of day.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Upton Marshes NWT
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 2.33pm
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham still mid a'noon in sugar beet field with Pink-footed Geese (+Barnacle Goose)
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese SW of Fakenham at West Raynham at Raynham Park Lake early a'noon
Norfolk 27.Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap 200yds west of roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Holme NOA at 1.30pm
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB by 4th pit on bank between hides at 11.30am
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose y'day Cley NWT in Eye Field
Norfolk 16.Twite y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner +2.Pale-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.fem y'day between Wiveton +Langham by sugar beet field
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field at 11.31am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 56.Bewick's Swans Breydon Water opposite South Wall pumphouse
Norfolk 38.Russian White-fronted Geese NE of Halvergate by Branch Road late morning
Norfolk 20.Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap 200yds west of roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at 9.30am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes on sea north of NOA observatory
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +4.Great Northern Divers 4.Long-tailed Ducks

Tuesday 5th February 2019

A ringtail Hen Harrier flew over the Pines near the Obs early morning and five Long-tailed Ducks and three Eider were noted on the sea. Eleven Twite were present in Thornham Harbour with a Stoat in partial Ermine and two Barn Owls also seen. 

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford again on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre TL.854.819
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still 2pm at Santon Warren 100yds east of St.Helen's picnic site TL.816.882
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.50pm near North Hide on dead seal on beach +showing well
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese NE of Halvergate by Branch Road this a'noo
Norfolk 26.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh
Norfolk 11.Twite Thornham Harbour still 12.20pm
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field with 3,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay at 12,30pm +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still midday near North Hide on dead seal on beach
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holkham Bay this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at midday tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret Brancaster on saltmarsh at 9.06am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holkham Bay on sea at 11.11am +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap 200yds west of roped-off area at 11.20am (+45.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Holme Dunes flew south over pines at 10.20am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Brancaster Staithe over marsh at 10am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT at north end of East Bank at 9.55am
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods 300yds west of beach car park at 9.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl just west of Wells in field by A149 at 9.42am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes on sea +17.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv flew north over Snettisham RSPB again 8.20am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Volunteer Marsh +ringtail Hen Harrier flew west
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Brancaster flew west over golf course at 8.40am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR at 8.35a
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse TL.816.882
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings y'day Cley still on beach

Monday 4th February 2019

A stormy and wet day, with a Barn Owl hunting near Thornham Harbour as soon as the rain cleared.

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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again at north end of East Bank at 11.34am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Waxham north past Poplar Farm late morning
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Bayfield Hall

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Two Barn Owls were hunting late afternoon and 26 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit were also of interest.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still +fem.Scaup still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks flew east past Sheringham at 3.10pm
Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods at east end near Abraham's Bosom at 1.30pm. Pale-bellied Brent Goose Holkham still at north end of Lady Anne's Drive at midday +hybrid Black Brant still
Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods at east end near Abraham's Bosom at 1.30pm. Pale-bellied Brent Goose Holkham still at north end of Lady Anne's Drive at midday +hybrid Black Brant still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still (+Cattle Egret Great White Egret). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 20+Russian White-fronted Geese Halvergate east of Branch Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Weybourne on sea this morning
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Winterton
Norfolk c200.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Long-eared Owl reported Clenchwarton
Norfolk 14.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still early a'noon at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse in trees between reedbed +paddock
Norfolk no sign of redhead.Smew Snettisham RSPB by 1pm nor Scaup but Short-eared Owl still
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +Dartford Warbler still. Long-tailed Duck offshore TF.896.458
Norfolk 22.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap west of roped-off area (+c20.Russian White-fronted Geese) TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Thornham Harbour
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again at north end of East Bank mid morning
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse at 9.10am

Friday 1st February 2019

A Spotted Redshank and 14 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 108+Russian White-fronted Geese 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early a'noon +13.Common Cranes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Stiffkey still near car park at 2.03pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 1.25pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 2.11pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still 2.05pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still 1.30pm in field west of road just south of village sign
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford again on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre early a'noon
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Upton Marshes NWT
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still flew west over East Bank (+10.Snow Buntings. 4.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads +2.1w) flew east over Old Woman's Lane)
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey flew south past Horsey Mill
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham in field by road near Waxham Barn
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (3w 2w 1w) on Monday Cley
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh on saltmarsh west of New Cut
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still tho distant +5.Scaup (2.drks)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse at 10.43am
Norfolk 14.Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.21am +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 10.35am
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on 2nd pit at 8.09am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Ringstead flew east south of Burnham Road at 4.30pm

Thursday 31st January 2019

On the sea today 9 Eiders, 7 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 4 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. At least 4 Barn Owls were hunting and 14 Twite and 2 Rock Pipits were still in Thornham Harbour. Two Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 76.Snow Buntings y'day Cley by beach car park
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret Downham Market in relief channel near mill at 2.25pm
Norfolk/Suffolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still 2.35pm at Santon Warren just north of River Little Ouse +west of bridge
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Horsey viewed east from road 500yds south of windmill at c2.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton still by sea wall at north end of grazing marsh c2pm +Short-eared Owl still +Bittern
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.39pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk 1+Snow Bunting Cley still on beach
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Horsey in field between Fords Farm +coast path
Norfolk Turtle Dove 1w on Tuesday still Blakeney
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still by road with sheep at 12.23pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Norton still 11.20am
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 11.09am
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still just west of north end of East Bank on beach at 10.55am
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still 10.24am at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk/Suffolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren just north of River Little Ouse +west of bridge
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 9.19am

Tuesday 29th January 2019

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Norfolk 16.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho mobile
Norfolk 5+Hen Harriers (1+male) Warham Greens roost again +Great White Egret
Norfolk Black Brant ad just east of Wells again in field by A149 opposite Blue Skies Campsite at 3.05pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flushed
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham still on rocks at east end
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3pm at north end of East Bank on carcass
Norfolk 45.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 200yds east of beach car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.30pm just east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 TF.648.317
Norfolk again no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls (form exilipes) Wells Woods (nor any Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney on saltmarsh from quay car park this a'noon
Norfolk 2+Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still on bank by visitor centre early a'noon
Norfolk 2.Scaup (both fem) Barton Broad still
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still just west of north end of East Bank on carcass at 11.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still early morning +9.Long-tailed Ducks offshore
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 11am +Dartford Warbler still TF.896.458
Norfolk 27.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.40am TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c2mls south of Titchwell still SE of Choseley drying barns mid morning

Monday 28th January 2019

On the grazing marshes today 166 Golden Plover, 450 Lapwings and 21 Ruff were of note, with 2 Barn Owls hunting mid afternoon. At least 400 Fieldfares and 200 Redwings were at Drove Orchards, with a Rock Pipit and a pair of Stonechats of interest at Thornham Harbour. Three Bullfinches were near the village hides.

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Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad Wells again at old pitch +putt course at 12.35pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c2mls south of Titchwell still south of Choseley by road to Docking at 10am
Norfolk Black-bellied Dipper 1.7mls SE of Aylsham at Burgh on River Bure this morning. Walk thru churchyard +over bridge then turn left to sluice
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at end of East Bank on beach this morning +showing well
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 11am TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Lady Anne's Drive at 9.15am

Sunday 27th January 2019

Seawatching this morning produced 5 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, and a juvenile Pom Skua passing west offshore. The Twite flock of 14+ birds was still at Thornham Harbour and a Water Pipit was also reported.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still c3.15pm SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner TF.750.405
Norfolk Night Heron 1w just NW of Filby at Ormesby Little Broad at SW end flew from ditch by public footpath at 2pm TG.461.137
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Sculthorpe Moor NR viewable from boardwalk to scrape at 2.54pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner at 1.30pm TF.750.405
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +2.Great White Egrets 8.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS (form exilipes) still Wells Woods c2/3ml west of The Dell in birches south of track at 12.50pm with Mealy Redpolls TF.899.455
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 12.30pm Wells Woods west of The Dell in birches south of track then flew east with c30.Mealy Redpolls
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad again from platform late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Stiffkey on pools by A149
Norfolk Water Pipit Thornham harbour +14.Twite still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe still
Norfolk 21+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham NNR still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c250yds east of north end of East Bank on carcass at 10.30am
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still Wells Woods on SW side of The Dell with Mealy Redpolls then flew west
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 TF.648.317
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Holme
Norfolk 22.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 8.45am (+60.Snow Buntings still)

Saturday 26th January 2019

A Peregrine was hunting at the southern end of the marsh mid morning and 14 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still 1.50pm SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner TF.750.405
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad from bridge this a'noon
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach tho mobile
Norfolk 15.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still 10am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad Sculthorpe Moor NR again over scrape at 12.32pm then flew towards Oak Fen
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still 12.25pm at Santon Warren east of St.Helen's car park +c100yds north of railway underpass
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still midday south of Choseley drying barns in hedge +showing well
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS (form exilipes) still 12.15pm Wells Woods at The Dell in SE corner by main path
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham in car park briefly then flew south
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 this morning
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Wells Woods on west side of The Dell in birches with Mealy Redpolls
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area tho elusive +Great Northern Diver on sea
Norfolk c12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+c60.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 9.33am
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still on seafront by pier +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still south of Choseley drying barns +showing well
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +12.Long-tailed Ducks Slav Grebe Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 8.40am
Norfolk/Suffolk 1+Mealy Redpoll north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by River Little Ouse c200yds west of track to railway with c50.Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still west of Santon Warren south of railway c600yds WNW of level crossing

Friday 25th January 2019

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Norfolk 3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods on west side of The Dell in birches at 3.03pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad early a'noon. 2.redhead Smew Filby Broad
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad early a'noon. 2.redhead Smew Filby Broad
Norfolk Caspian Gull (green-ringed) ad Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre late morning
Norfolk c50.Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods in birches just north of The Dell at 1.30pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves right of entrance track c400yds before cattle grid at 1.15pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area +Velvet Scoter flew east TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still just SW of Choseley by road to Ringstead in hedge west of ploughed field late morning TF.750.405
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe Great Northern Diver 13.Long-tailed Ducks

Thursday 24th January 2019

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Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day Wells Woods
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing just north of Snettisham in hedge by road briefly
Norfolk 14.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Gap at 2.25pm. 31.Bewick's Swans Ludham still at St.Benet's Level
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Gap at 2.25pm. 31.Bewick's Swans Ludham still at St.Benet's Level
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 3.05pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off north end of East Bank mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Great Yarmouth South Denes by Naval Hospital boundary wall
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham again mid a'noon west of Santon Warren just south of railway near level crossing
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still late morning on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2.redhead Smew still
Norfolk no further sign of Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing by 1.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +3.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still +Spoonbill
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Beeston Common early a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c12.10pm at north end of East Bank on carcass +showing well
Norfolk 2.Bean Goose sp Horsey at Horsey Corner with Pink-footed Geese then flew off
Norfolk 41+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach late morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.38am on North Scrape viewable from beach east of beach car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret Bittern 2+Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham still west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell till 10.10am just SW of Choseley by road to Ringstead in hedge west of ploughed field then flew north TF.750.405
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad at 9.33am +2.redhead Smew still +Bittern
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 9am then flew NE
Norfolk 2.Black-necked Grebes y'day Titchwell RSPB on sea in a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at north end of East Bank on carcass at 9.13am +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still just SW of Choseley by road to Ringstead in hedge west of ploughed field at 8.55am TF.750.405
Norfolk 4.Waxwings Thornham at Drove Orchards in field west of car park
Norfolk 19+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes on beach

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew south past Hemsby (+42.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Water Pipit Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Short-eared Owl Lady Fen. 2.Great White Egrets from Nelson Lyle Hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still from mound in Waveney Forest mid a'noon
Norfolk 4 Short-eared Owls Haddiscoe Marshes still this a'noon +Hen Harrier
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham this a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea + Water Pipit and Ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3.28pm on Arnold's Marsh viewable from East Bank
Norfolk no sign of drk Ring-necked Duck Welney WWT (but Cattle Egret still)
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR from Volunteer Hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still 2.20pm SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still mid a'noon on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2 Redhead Smew still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham NNR again in field east of Lady Ann's Drive at 1.40pm (+Pale-belled Brent Goose and 2 hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham still 1.15pm west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Geese Holkham Freshmarsh in field west of Lady Anne's Drive at 1.10pm
Norfolk 2 Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10.28am
Norfolk 5 Snow Buntings still on beach at Cley
Norfolk 14 Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.29am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse still 10.50am flew west past end of beach road
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on pit 3 at 9.36am + Spoonbill still
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of cordon

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

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Norfolk 28.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still 3pm from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Blakeney saltmarsh at 4.15pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike between Oxborough +Foulden in roadside hedge late a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still SW of Choseley this a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still 4pm on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2.redhead Smew still
Norfolk Great White Egret Warham Greens at 12.40pm +2.Hen Harriers (1.male)
Norfolk 90.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 12.04pm TF.896.458
Norfolk c50.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still mid a'noon with c50.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Little Gull flew east past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings Cley still 400yds east of beach car park at 12.30pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh viewed from A149 +2+Russian White-fronted Geese still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.27pm just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still this a'noon on Ormesby Little Broad. 2.redhead Smew still north of A1064 bridge
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh at 11.39am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Salthouse over marsh south of Gramborough Hill late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk no sign of juv.Glaucous Gull Cley between beach car park +East Bank by 10.46am
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Cley still by beach car park
Norfolk 27.Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Stiffkey on saltmarsh at campsite car park late a'noon +3.Hen Harriers
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe 10.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad +2.redhead Smew still

Monday 21st January 2019

On the sea today 6 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Goldeneye, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver and 8 Great Crested Grebes were offshore. A Barn Owl was hunting near the Broadwater and a Cetti's Warbler was calling in the reeds, with a male Stonechat also feeding along the east bank. Also of interest were a Water Rail, and 8 Marsh Harriers and a Buzzard circling high over the Obs in the middle of the day.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull (green-ringed) 1w Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR early a'noon
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Cley NWT again in roped-off area east of beach car park at 2.32pm
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT 1/2ml south of visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Cattle Egret 1.5mls south of Welney WWT still this a'noon by New Bedford River south of A1101 at 11.20am +showing well
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse on shingle east of Gramborough Hill at 2.28pm
Norfolk 14.Twite Thornham Harbour still 1.30pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham in tree by road at 1pm then flew west TF.743.423
Norfolk no sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at Toft Monks wind pump this morning (but Short-eared Owl still)
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB this morning +Little Stint Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +drk.Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley still midway between beach car park +East Bank on dead seal
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe 3.Long-tailed Ducks. Water Pipit still on freshmarsh. Spotted Redshank still on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk no sign of any redhead Smew Rollesby Broad from fishing platform late morning
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still midday on Ormesby Little Broad from bridge just east of car park. 2.redhead Smew from viewpoint
Norfolk 16.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NE corner
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 10.50am tho distant (+2.Great White Egrets still. Cattle Egret flew south over visitor centre) PE14 9TN
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at 10.50am
Norfolk no sign of 2w.Kumlien's Gull Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre
Norfolk Kumlien's Gull 2w on Saturday Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre (for 2nd day) (not Iceland Gull) [redidentified from photographs]
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad from viewpoint mid morning +redhead Smew
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks
Norfolk 58.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 9.50am TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at Lumps at 9.39am
Norfolk 2+Velvet Scoters Weybourne on sea
Norfolk 2.Smew (both redheads) Rollesby Broad from fishing platform
Norfolk no sign of Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad