Holme Bird Observatory Friday 6th December 2019

Two Barnacle Geese were on the grazing marshes south of the river Hun, and Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler were heard near the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water in pump fields
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour on roof of barn near car park at 1.45pm
Norfolk 3.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 12.33pm +showing well TF.911.441
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 11.13am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 10.34am +Slav Grebe still

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 5th December 2019

A somewhat cold, bleak and windy day. Birds noted included a single Eider on the sea along with four Red-throated Divers and four Great-crested Grebes. A ringtail Hen Harrier appeared over the grazing marsh and Broadwater mid afternoon.

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Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 2.50pm. 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marsh
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 2.50pm. 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 2.41pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still by fishing platforms early a'noon
Norfolk 7+Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk 66+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk 5.Short-eared Owls Welney WWT at Lady Fen +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB still midday on sea +2.Slav Grebes. 15.Snow Buntings on beach
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Avocet Hide
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of 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 Swallow between Beeston Regis +West Runton cliff 11am - midday then flew east
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441 (Shag in Wells Harbour)
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from near windmill (+6.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 88.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at east end of roped-off area at 10.56am
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along beach
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe still
Norfolk 39.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 4th December 2019

Highlights today were a Red Kite, 3 Barnacle Geese with Brents on the grazing marsh, and 450 Golden Plover.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at midday
Norfolk Swallow between West Runton +Sheringham over cliffs this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Holkham flew east over Holkham Gap mid a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Hopton-on-Sea flew south over cliffs early a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 17.Snow Buntings Horsey flew south over dunes at 8.33am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver ad Brancaster Staithe at 1.46pm
Norfolk 6+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still by barn mid a'noon
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Bank Farm from visitor centre early a'noon
Norfolk Swallow Horsey flew south over Grey Seal colony at 1.28pm
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Puffin
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from main track to hide
Norfolk Shorelark still Holkham Bay just west of Holkham Gap at 11am (+Red-necked Grebe 5.Slav Grebes Long-tailed Duck. 60.Snow Buntings east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area)
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 9.15am +drifting east
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 8.37am F.911.441
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +6.drk.Long-tailed Ducks. Snow Bunting flew east over beach
Norfolk Black-throated Diver on Monday Brancaster Harbour

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Around two thousand Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh early morning, with the two Barnacle Geese again in amongst them. A Flock of c300 Golden Plover were also noted on the marsh and ten Twite were again at Thornham Harbour.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 2nd December 2019

On the sea today 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 17 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Razorbill and 1 Guillemot were seen. Three Bearded Tits were on the NWT reserve, 2 Cetti's Warblers were around the NOA reserve, with 3 Stonechats noted. Over 200 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 3.20pm on south side
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 1.40pm by railway viewed from river bank
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Breydon Water this morning
Norfolk Eagle Owl Winterton still near church in garden at The Rectory
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still SW of fishing platform
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe at Thorpe Marshes at 10.15am then flew NE to pylon west of New Cut but no sign at 11.45am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from river bank mid morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls y'day Burgh Castle late a'noon
Norfolk no sign of Red-breasted Fly c1ml ESE of Waxham c300yds NW of old pipe dump by mid morning cTG.452.253
Norfolk Shorelark Waxham Sands Holiday Park at 9.15am. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 1st December 2019

A flock of 8 White-fronted Geese were on the grazing marsh near the village hides at 8.30am. On the sea today an Eider, 11 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Fulmars and 5 Great Crested Grebes were noted. Over 200 Golden Plover and 100 Lapwings were on the marsh south of the Hun, and 500+ Pink-feet, 95 Brents, 4 Stonechats and 210 Fieldfares were also noted.

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Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew past Sheringham this morning
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk possible Caspian Gull 1w King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still 1.40pm c1ml ESE of Waxham c300yds NW of old pipe dump +showing well cTG.452.253
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from river bank
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster in channel between beach +Scolt Head Island this morning +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still 12.50pm c1ml ESE of Waxham c300yds NW of old pipe dump +showing well cTG.452.253
Norfolk Raven Horsey still at seal colony
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still 12.05pm c1ml ESE of Waxham c300yds NW of old pipe dump +showing well cTG.452.253
Norfolk 27.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still by barn at 11.45am
Norfolk 76.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach
Norfolk Little Gull Southrepps in pig fields east of church
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still c10.45am SW of fishing platform tho distant
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly c1ml ESE of Waxham just NW of old pipe dump at c10.35am +showing well cTG.452.253
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again flew NW over Bowthorpe mid morning
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+50+Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still SW of fishing platform mid morning tho distant
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 8.30am +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne on beach

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 30th November 2019

Highlights today were 2 Eiders, a Long-tailed Duck, 10 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 4 Fulmars offshore, a Red Kite on the grazing marsh where 450 Golden Plover and 100+ Lapwings were also noted, with 3 Water Rails and 2 Cetti's Warblers near the Broadwater edge, a Stonechat south of the lagoon, a Rock Pipit flying over calling and 10 Twite in Thornham Harbour.

A Peacock butterfly was flying in the sunshine.

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Norfolk Eagle Owl Winterton still 2.40pm in garden
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 2.30pm SW of fishing platform tho distant
Norfolk Eagle Owl Winterton still in garden this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Winterton North Dunes south of concrete blocks at double toad pool
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 1.15pm SW of fishing platform tho distant
Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton still on grazing marsh in sheep field by 1st beach ramp south of Horsey Gap at 12.50pm
Norfolk 3.Slav Grebes Cley NWT on sea off Arnold's Marsh early a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing y'day Stiffkey by A149
Norfolk again no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB (but 35+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew east past Titchwell RSPB at 10.30am +3.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still 11.10am in channel on west side
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad Cley NWT still from East Bank at 10.40am with c150.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still SW of fishing platform at 10.10am tho distant
Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT flew west past beach car park mid morning
Norfolk 2+Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Waxwing Sheringham on wire by cemetery
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still in channel
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley NWT flew past beach car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk 14+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still by barn
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew east past Cromer 7.20-11.20am (+4.Little Gulls. 2.Great Northern Divers flew west)

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 29th November 2019

On the sea today a drake Long-tailed Duck was on the sea and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Great Crested Grebe were also of interest. In Holme Village a Waxwing was calling on the corner of Eastgate and on the grazing marsh 120 Golden Plover were noted. Two Cetti's Warblers and 2 Stonechats were also of interest around the reserves.

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Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton still on grazing marsh at 1.20pm. Raven still over plantation
Norfolk reported Slav Grebe Burnham Overy Staithe is a Little Grebe [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk 25.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby by barn at 1.50pm tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 1.45pm +showing well
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still 12.53pm in channel +Slav Grebe
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 1pm from fishing platform tho distant
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 3.Twite y'day Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still in channel at 11.56am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad late morning
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad Cley NWT in field by Babcock Hide at 11.42am with 250.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 27.Common Cranes Billockby in ploughed field NW of A1064 Caister Road at 10.35am
Norfolk Great White Egret Gapton Marshes at Harper's Lane tho distant
Norfolk Waxwing West Runton flew west over West Runton Heath at 10.30am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still from fishing platform at 10.56am
Norfolk 5.White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still 10.36am at south end of Serpentine
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Welney WWT still +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.45am TF.911.441
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 5.White-fronted Geese Cley NWT flew east over East Bank
Norfolk 23.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby by barn at 9.10am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Marsh
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 28th November 2019

Confiding Weasel hunting near the pond - Holme Bird Obs, November 2019

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Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Sheringham at 3.05pm. 12.juv.Pom Skuas flew east 7.35am-3.35pm (+Great Northern Diver Velvet Scoter 28.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew west past Cley +8.Little Gulls
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew NW past Mundesley +29.Little Gulls flew SE
Norfolk possible Caspian Gull 3w Cley NWT late a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB (+Snow Bunting Water Pipit)
Norfolk Eagle Owl Winterton still off Somerton Road in tree at Old Rectory/ Hales Lodge care home at 4pm
Norfolk again no sign of 1w.Glossy Ibis Thornham Harbour (but 2+Russian White-fronted Geese still)
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh south of River Yare mid a'noon
Norfolk 135.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area mid a'noon +Water Pipit TF.896.458
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w (Polish-ringed) Thetford still on roof at Burrell Way
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB late morning (but 30.Russian White-fronted Geese Water Pipit)
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap on beach in roped-off area at 2.11pm
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes in flooded field east of sea wall at 11.30am
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.27pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge (+Water Pipit) TF.911.441
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew NW past Cley
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still by North Scrape on shingle by viewing screen at 11.25am
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Isabelline Wheatear Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh (but 2.Snow Buntings. 4.Water Pipits on The Serpentine)
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT at dawn then flew off with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.11am TF.911.441
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB still on sea

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 27th November 2019

Unfortunately no sign of the Glossy Ibis today at Thornham Harbour. The Pink footed Goose flock on the grazing marsh again numbered several thousand, with three White-fronted  and two Barnacle Geese found amongst them.

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Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes by sea wall at 2.15pm +4+Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose ad south of Titchwell in field 1/2ml east of Choseley Cottages with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton till 2.55pm in field then flew north
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 2.40pm TF.911.441
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Glossy Ibis Thornham Harbour in fields west of car park early a'noon (but 3.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 3.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads +juv) Holme in field by A149 at 2.43pm with Pink-footed Geese TF.711.432
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes south of Horsey from layby at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton in field at 1.57pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese still this a'noon Cantley Marshes RSPB from gate 50yds south of south end of Burnt House Road (+13.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Great White Egret south of Horsey from layby at 1.24pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney north of River Yare north of St.Andrew's Church at 1.20pm then flew west TG.180.081
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6+Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB from footpath at 11.50am +showing well

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 26th November 2019

The Glossy Ibis was again present in the flooded field to the west of Thornham Harbour. Pink-footed Geese numbers were again in excess of  3000 birds, with four White-fronted and two Barnacle Geese found amongst them. On the sea there were single Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe.

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Norfolk 2.White-fronted Geese Snettisham RSPB on Ken Hill Marsh at 3.07pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Filby Broad mid a'noon but no sign of Black-necked Grebe
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Holkham
Norfolk Black Brant ad Stiffkey just east of campsite on saltmarsh by coast path with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 +5.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 1.47pm TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets y'day still Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk 9.Velvet Scoters y'day Holkham Bay
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Morston over saltmarsh
Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton still at Bramble Hill on beach at south end of seal colony +Raven still
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still from viewing platform tho distant
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 10.40am TG.063.448
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 10.05am Thornham Harbour west of car park in field viewable from footpath beyond 2nd bend
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour west of car park in field viewable from footpath beyond 2nd bend at 9.35am (+Twite still)
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme Dunes on sea +Long-tailed Duck Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Sheringham still at The Leas just east of underpass
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Horsey. 2.Purple Sands on groynes.29-31
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.30am
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Great Yarmouth at Newtown Surgery car park at 9.17am then flew south
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.20am +5.drk.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB on sea. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Cley NWT +50.Snow Buntings still

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 25th November 2019

The Glossy Ibis was again present on the grazing marsh near the sea wall at Thornham. A White-fronted Goose was still also present, and 2 Barnacle Geese were with over 3000 Pink-feet. On the sea, one Eider, a Long-tailed Duck and 2 Guillemots were of note together with 8 Red-breasted Mergansers and 21 Common Scoter. Four Rock Pipits and a Redpoll were also of note.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still this a'noon north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on beach (+45.Snow Buntings still. 3.Water Pipits still at north end of Simmonds' Scrape)
Norfolk Scaup Snettisham RSPB +Short-eared Owl still
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still in paddock this a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull Thetford at Burrell Way still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 1.59pm Thornham Harbour west of car park in field viewable from footpath beyond 2nd bend
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 12.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+42.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 10.51am TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad just west of Salthouse north of A149 mid morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) just east of Weybourne still 10am east of station in field viewed from footpath south of railway with Pink-footed Geese +2+Tundra Bean Geese still
Norfolk 63.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach at 10.16am
Norfolk 59.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach at 9.55am
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Burnham Overy Dunes in Overy Channel off Gun Hill
Norfolk 17.Russian White-fronted Geese Breydon Water at dawn
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour west of car park in field viewable from footpath beyond 2nd bend at 9.39am
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) just east of Weybourne still in field north of A149 at 8.51am tho mobile with Pink-footed Geese +4.Tundra Bean Geese
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Snettisham RSPB still in bush 100yds south of Rotary Hide viewed from far bank at 3pm
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck north of East Wretham Heath in field
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day Holkham Bay +3.Slav Grebes 2.Long-tailed Ducks 65.Snow Buntings. 20.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 24th November 2019

The Glossy Ibis stayed for another day showing well from the sea wall. Also still present was a White-fronted Goose, 10 Redshank, 3 Snipe and 2 Cetti's Warblers. A pair of Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Broadwater, and a Woodcock was flushed on the NOA reserve.

 
Glossy Ibis by Les Bunyan

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT by East Bank at 2.15pm
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach at 2.50pm
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham Coastal Park still 2.15pm by inner sea wall
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Wells still 2pm over fields west of town
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 1.44pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Weybourne still 1.35pm in ploughed field viewable from A149 west of steam railway bridge with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes at 1.24pm with cattle
Norfolk Bonxie Salthouse still 1.15pm on beach east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 1pm Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park tho distant
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey still on beach at south end of seal colony late morning
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Holme NWT on saltmarsh opposite path from toilet block at midday
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Burnham Overy again on beach opposite end of boardwalk at 10.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.25pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Weybourne in beet field NE of station at 11.48am with Pink-footed Geese +2.Tundra Bean Geese still. View from public footpath south of railway
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR. Great White Egret Warham Freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR. Great White Egret Warham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still this a'noon north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Bonxie Salthouse on beach east of Gramborough Hill at 12.07pm
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham Coastal Park (+White-fronted Goose in flooded field with Greylag Geese)
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad north of causeway at 11.10am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley (+Water Pipit 40+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB offshore still 11.25am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 10.50am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 10.56am 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+44.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Weybourne in fields just before village south of road with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay still 9.25am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 9.50am Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park (+White-fronted Goose still +6+Twite in car park)
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.12am TF.896.458
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 9.08am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore at 8.12am +4.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 8.12am Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park at 7.15am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 23rd November 2019

The Glossy Ibis was showing throughout the day at Thornham Harbour together with a group of Greylag Geese containing a single White-fronted Goose. A Red-breasted Merganser was in Thornham Channel and late afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was close inshore drifting east. Two Bearded Tits were in the reeds near Broadwater and a Cetti's Warbler was on the corner of Thornham Bank, while 4 Stonechats were also of note and a Rock Pipit flew over calling.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 3pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still mid a'noon Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 2.29pm in bush near 1st hide
Norfolk 3+Waxwings reported y'day Norwich west of A140 Sweet Briar Road off Turnpike Close by Care Store building at 6.45pm [heard only] NR6 5BD
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Ten Mile Bank on farmland in area with no general access at 1.25pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.51pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still this a'noon 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay still this a'noon +2.Long-tailed Ducks still. ad.hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose just east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose juv south of Langham at Field Dalling
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT still +Cattle Egret still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Thornham in field west of car park at c1pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still 1.15pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still this a'noon Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park
Norfolk reported Black-throated Diver Wells in channel is a Red-throated Diver
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB till c11.30am in poplar by KLAA fishing lake viewed from car park then flew north
Norfolk no sign of juv.Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.15am TF.911.441
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB flew east along beach late morning then appeared to land
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Wells in channel at 11.18am +showing well
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still viewed NE from A149 layby at 11.08am
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB still 11.11am in poplar by KLAA fishing lake viewed from car park
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Binham with Pink-footed Geese at 10.40am +6.Tundra Bean Geese (+6.Russian White-fronted Geese then flew off)
Norfolk probable Pallid Swift Cley NWT from East Bank at 10.35am then flew west
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB still 10.38am in tall tree viewed from car park
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.30am TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB still 50yds along path from car park at 10.13am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour still near old barn at 9.06am
Norfolk 10.Water Pipits Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at c9.20am
Norfolk 2+Water Pipits Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 8.50am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 9.05am (+12+Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide. Firecrest Snettisham RSPB by footpath just north of crossbank
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide. Firecrest Snettisham RSPB by footpath just north of crossbank
Norfolk reported juv.Greenland White-fronted Goose y'day near Breydon Water was a Russian White-fronted Goose [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park at 8.12am
Norfolk 5.Water Pipits y'day Cley NWT at north end of Simmonds' Scrape in morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge (+Great White Egret flew over) TF.911.441
Norfolk 1+Water Pipit y'day Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 22nd November 2019

The Glossy Ibis was again showing well for much of the day near Thornham Harbour. Also of interest today on the sea 106 Wigeon, 61 Teal, 2 Eiders, a Long-tailed Duck, 112 Common Scoters, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Gannet, 7 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were of note, while also in Thornham Harbour Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and 5 Twite were of note. A Short-eared Owl was on the NWT reserve, with 2 Cetti's Warblers and 3 Rock Pipits also of interest.

The Glossy Ibis on the flooded fields - Thornham Harbour, November 2019

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Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham RSPB again 50yds along path from car park at 2.30pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still 3pm on Lady Fen +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still mid a'noon tho distant
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 2pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 2.06pm Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park +showing well
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT +5.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 8.Bewick's Swans near Horsey Corner this morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w (Polish-ringed) Thetford still on roof at Burrell Way early a'noon
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay still +2.Long-tailed Ducks +44.Russian White-fronted Goose flew south
Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton still 1.32pm in bare field west of plantation viewed from coast path tho distant. Purple Sand on groyne but no sign of Raven
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 1.12pm TF.896.458
Norfolk 7.probable Taiga Bean Geese flew south over Happisburgh this morning
Norfolk 2.White-fronted Geese Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at dawn then flew off with Pink-footed Geese. Bonxie on beach 500yds west of beach car park at 1.05pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 12.28pm Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park +showing well
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) south of Langham in sugar beet field at Field Dalling in field then flew NW with Pink-footed Geese +5.Tundra Bean Geese (+20.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk repeat: LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ad south of Langham in sugar beet field at Field Dalling in field then flew NW with Pink-footed Geese
MEGA Norfolk LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ad Field Dalling in field then flew towards Holkham with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still late morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 11.21am north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still at west end tho distant
Norfolk 4.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 9.42am Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park +showing well
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well (+50+Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed NW from gate east of old railway bridge at 8.45am TF.911.441
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton North Dunes west of plantation
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 8.45am Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour on flood by footpath west of car park at 8.05am
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide. Spotted Redshank on tidal pool. Great White Egret Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide. Spotted Redshank on tidal pool. Great White Egret Thornham Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 20th November 2019

A Great White Egret was again present on the grazing marsh early morning and around the Observatory two male Blackcaps were ringed during the day. Out at sea four Harbour Porpoises were a surprise find, feeding just offshore. The Tawny Owl that has been calling regularly during the day over the last week or so was finally tracked down to its daytime roost site high up in the conifers.
Roosting Tawny Owl
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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still 3.22pm Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform tho mobile
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 3.09pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay (+Swallow flew south) TF.911.441
Norfolk Scaup fem Welney WWT from Main Observatory at 2.19pm
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still this a'noon Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Old Hunstanton in sheep field by junction
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay at 12.56pm TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still in channel from car park at 12.43pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still on Lady Fen at 11.50am tho distant
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh (+Red-necked Grebe 6+Slav Grebes Velvet Scoter Long-tailed Duck +50.Snow Buntings flew west)
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still on Lady Fen by visitor centre late morning
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still mid morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk dead Black Guillemot 1w on Sunday Holme Dunes
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew over Hunstanton Cliffs +18.Waxwings flew over
Norfolk no sign of Eagle Owl Winterton at cricket pitch
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Wells harbour at 10.02am +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in car park at 8am +Great White Egret flew eas
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh (c60.Snow Buntings on shingle behind brackish pools)

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 19th November 2019

A Great White Egret was on the grazing marsh at Thornham Harbour early morning and a single Snow Bunting was reported at Gore Point.

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Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at Keswick on Low Road
Norfolk 7+Slav Grebes Holkham Bay
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holkham Bay flew west along beach on west side this a'noon (+2.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS still mid a'noon Holkham Pines in sallows c100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide cTF.874.452
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2.15pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Old Hunstanton in sheep field
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Glandford in field by River Glaven with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +Velvet Scoter Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (2.Red-necked Grebes offshore +5+Slav Grebes) TF.896.458
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still early a'noon in car park
Norfolk Little Auk Salthouse offshore late morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay mid morning TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS still Holkham Pines in sallows c100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide at 10.55am cTF.874.452
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Waxwing Overstrand on east side briefly then flew off
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley NWT (+60+Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in car park mid morning
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 18th November 2019

A flock of 15 Waxwings was in the hedge near the village hides at around 7.45am, flying off west, with another 3 flying west over the toilet block near the Golf Course in the afternoon. On the sea today 529 Wigeon, 10 Eider, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 6 Gannets, a Great Skua, 38 Kittiwakes and 5 Auk sp were recorded. A Red Kite drifted along the ridge and 2 Water Rails were calling, a Woodcock was flushed along the river Hun and 14 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, a Rock Pipit, single Brambling, 3 Bullfinches and 80 Linnets were also of note.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still late a'noon viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 12.20pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew north past Winterton-on-Sea this morning
Norfolk Blue Fulmar flew east Cley
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still +Scaup
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Holme Dunes near golf course flew west over toilet block
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 1.30pm Holkham Pines 100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide TF.873.452
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.25pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 12.17pm (+60+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk probable Great S'water flew past Cley this morning +3.juv.Pom Skuas flew east +Little Auk flew west
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.09pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Winterton Dunes flew south over beach
Norfolk Northern Bullfinch (nominate form pyrrhula) Waxham 100yds south of Sahngri-la chaelty briefly
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Horsey near Horsey Corner with Whooper Swans
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Holkham in field at 10.51am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Holkham Pines 100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide mid morning TF.873.452
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets y'day Welney WWT from visitor centre late a'noon
Norfolk Gannet imm flew east over Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay at 8.47am TF.911.441
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew east then west over Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe y'day Scolt Head Isand in channel off west end in a'noon

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 17th November 2019

A still day with brief sunny spells, a few late migrants were around with a Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, a Rock Pipit, one Brambling, a single Redpoll and 2 Siskins of note.

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Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c100yds west of crosstracks still 3pm cTF.874.452
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Burnham Overy Dunes still this a'noon near Gun Hill
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still mid a'noon 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.lake
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh (+c40.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk no news on Isabelline Wheatear Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank since 9.30am
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh west of Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.30pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS Holkham Pines c100yds west of crosstracks still c1.20pm cTF.874.452
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT Holkham Pines at west end flushed from path on north side early a'noon then lost to view
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.45pm 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS Holkham Pines c100yds west of crosstracks still early a'noon cTF.874.452
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still midday viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Wells off beach
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still Trimingham then flew inland
Norfolk Scaup Welney WWT +13.Common Scoters Cattle Egret Great White Egret
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still late morning viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Raven Holkham Pines still from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.40am
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS Holkham Pines c100yds west of crosstracks still 10.15am cTF.874.452
Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries still
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c100yds west of crosstracks still 10am cTF.874.452
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.30am TF.896.458
Norfolk 15.Waxwings flew south over Hunstanton
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 9.30am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
we regret to inform that Vince Hanlon (Bodham, Norfolk) died on Thursday
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just west of Titchwell RSPB still on beach towards Thornham Point
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Burnham Overy Dunes still on sea off west end of Gun Hill at 9.10am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk no sign of Rose-coloured Starling y'day Burnham Overy by sea wall south of dunes late a'noon (but leucistic Starling)
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB flew east over Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Twite Winterton North Beach then flew north +28+Snow Buntings still
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 8am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 16th November 2019

A cool but still day, highlights included 2 Waxwings, a Lapland Bunting over calling, and a Water Pipit trapped and ringed.

Still conditions in the afternoon produced a late Migrant Hawker and Common Darter near the Obs.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting between Hunworth +Thornage on footpath opposite Becks Farm mid a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still c2.30pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Raven flew west over Holkham Pines mid a'noon
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c150yds west of crosstracks still mid a'noon (+probable Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Haddiscoe Island from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay
Norfolk probable Hume's Warbler Holkham Pines c500yds west of crosstracks mid a'noon [2nd bird]
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 11.Snow Buntings Weybourne west of beach car park mid morning
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 1pm c150yds west of crosstracks
Norfolk Snow Bunting Breydon Water near bridge
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still early a'noon viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey at south end of beach +4.Snow Bunting still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 11.55am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +Velvet Scoter flew west
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still late morning in sallows west of Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in car park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Burnham Overy Dunes (juv.Black-throated Diver still in channel off Gun Hill +c20.Snow Buntings 4+Velvet Scoters 8.Cattle Egrets 3.Great White Egrets)Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+30.Snow Buntings flew west along beach. Red-necked Grebe offshore +5.Slav Grebes 2.Long-tailed Ducks) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Holme
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 10.15am Cley NWT 400yds east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burnham Overy in channel SW of Gun Hill
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point
Norfolk 43.Snow Buntings just south of Hemsby on beach
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over Fen Trail at 9.02am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still west of Joe Jordan Hide at c8.55am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still in hedge viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Velvet Scoter drk flew north past Gorleston-on-Sea at 7.46am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh at 7.30am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 15th November 2019

A fairly cold and quiet day with a strong onshore wind throughout. Unsurprisingly most interest came from the sea with counts including 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 34 Eiders, 36 Common Scoters, 180 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, Red-throated Diver, Great Skua and a single Little Gull east.

Other interest included 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Bearded Tits down the east bank, 2 Siskins lingering in the pines and 300 or more Lapwings on the grazing marsh.

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 14th November 2019

A rather wet and miserable first half of the day was followed by a dry and sunny hour or two at the end. A Great White Egret watched flying in and landing in a drainage ditch on the eastern edge of the grazing marsh was arguably the best bird of the day.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at NW end at 2pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still midday Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull Horsey on beach
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh at 10.22am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham in cattle field between Holkham Hall +B1155 at 9.41am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay at 10.06am


Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 13th November 2019

A flock of twenty Snow Bunting were at the western edge of Holme Dunes early morning with a Peregrine seen there too. Ringing today produced a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff along with a further 21 Long-tailed Tits ringed. A dozen Brambling, twenty Skylarks, two Siskin and a Bullfinch were all noted overflying the observatory area during the morning.

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Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still Titchwell RSPB from Fen Hide late a'noon. juv.Rough-legged Buzzard still late a'noon in dead tree from Patsy's Screen
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.36pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh (+35.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew south over freshmarsh at 3.33pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells still 3.30pm just north of sewage works in bush from car park +showing well
Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 9.12am
Norfolk no sign of male.Little Bittern Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Ringstead by road on west side at 3.06pm then flew south
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea at 1.35pm
Norfolk 14.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby in field by road late morning then flew off
Norfolk Raven still 1.39pm Horsey +Winterton in seal colony tho mobile but no sign of Hooded Crow. Purple Sand on groyne.40
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells still 1.34pm in bush just north of sewage works +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just north of Saxlingham flew south over B1156 at midday
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh (Purple Sand still on pool)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.48pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Raven Horsey on beach south of Nelson's Head track at 9.30am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv.drk Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank late morning +30.Snow Buntings
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells in bush just north of sewage works at 11.36am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 11.27am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh +showing well (+20.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew west over Wiveton at 11.33am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day flew north over Roydon Common NNR at 1.26pm
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Buxton
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh at 8.15am
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes on beach at west end

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 12th November 2019

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Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton +Raven still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area this a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Sheringham flew in off sea at 11am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Holkham Freshmarsh mid a'noon
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still c100yds west of crosstracks briefly 1pm tho elusive
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Park flew over Holkham Hall at c9.45am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still mid morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Black Guillemot y'day flew west past Cley
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male again Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool from screen
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Beach opposite pine plantation then flew south
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv.drk Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk no sign of Isabelline Wheatear Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 11th November 2019

Highlights today were a flock of 40 Snow Buntings on the beach and a Short-eared Owl hunting the dunes north of the paddocks.

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Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh briefly this a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 3.05pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 2.25pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.57pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 1.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT in car park at south end of East Bank
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets 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 Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.30pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.08pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 100yds west of crosstracks at 11.54am tho elusive
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still late morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv.drk Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank. Purpe Sand on Arnold's Marsh from hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 11.45am in field west of pitch +putt course
Norfolk Raven Winterton North Dunes from plantation on beach
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still mid morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells still 10.32am in field north of Holkham Road tho distant TF.908.438
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells in field before quay at 9.50am then flew over bank towards Holkham Pines
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Winterton Dunes flew south past huts
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 7.27am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 10th November 2019

Highlights today were 118 Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Auks, and a Guillemot offshore, while elsewhere 3 Golden Plover, 17 Ruff, 250 Lapwings, a female Merlin, a Peregrine, a male Firecrest (trapped and ringed), one Chiffchaff and one Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Fieldfare, 4 Stonechats, 3 Bramblings, 2 Redpolls, 6+ Siskins, a Yellowhammer near the village and a flock of 20 Snow Buntings at the Golf Course. At least 5 Twite were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 8.Little Auks flew past Walcott by 10am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2.12pm Cley NWT at east end of Arnold's Marsh viewed from beach +showing well
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still c2.10pm 100yds west of crosstracks briefly
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Cley NWT flew east over north end of East Bank at 1.40pm
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.40pm Cley NWT viewed from beach at east end of Arnold's Marsh (+c50.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.18pm Cley NWT viewed from beach at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still +Brent Goose. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Waxham +Pom Skua
Norfolk Northern Bullfinch fem Blakeney Point at plantation at 10.45am tho mobile. Also male.Hen Harrier
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 12.47pm Cley NWT c1/2ml east of East Bank on south side of Sea Pool viewed from beach tho distant
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Happisburgh at cricket pitch tho mobile
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 12.15pm Cley NWT at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 10.02am
Norfolk repeat: ISABELLINE WHEATEAR Cley NWT 100yds east of end of East Bank late morning
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR Cley NWT 100yds east of end of East Bank
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Holkham on east side of Lady Anne's Drive near pool at 11.40am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 300-500yds west of crosstracks at c11am tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still on beach
Norfolk unconfirmed report of 2+Taiga Bean Geese recently Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Raven Horsey on beach 300yds SE of Nelson Head Track at 10.52am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 5.Twite Thornham Harbour still +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) Gorleston-on-Sea at Warren Lane
Norfolk Grey Phal y'day Blakeney Point (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Waxwing Sheringham flew over garden at 7.35am then flew towards Cremers Drift
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Hickling Broad NWT

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 9th November 2019

Highlights today were a Richard's Pipit over west during the morning, a Swallow over the east bank late afternoon, 2+ Bearded Tits around the Broadwater, 5+ Stonechats, 4 Blackcaps, a single Fieldfare, 3 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 2+ Redpoll sp, and 8 Siskins. A flock of 20 Snow Buntings were on the Golf Course and a Lapland Bunting was at Gore Point, while 3 Twite were seen in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers (1.male) Stiffkey at 3.54pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton at farm buildings on Downs Road
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 3pm 250yds west of crosstracks
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea off beach at 2.53pm
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still 2.30pm Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 east of Burnham Overy village +5.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines 250yds west of crosstracks at 2.06pm (+Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines at 2.06pm (+Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT +Great White Egret. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Sheringham flew past this morning
Norfolk Little Auk Holkham Freshmarsh released onto Lookout Pool at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Cley 7.30am-10.10am (+30.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Titchwell RSPB flew west over Patsy's Pool at 11.32am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 8.15am
Norfolk Little Auk Cley offshore mid morning
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still 9.05am Titchwell RSPB in flight over Patsy's Pool but no sign since [observed 3.times in flight 7.20am-9.05am]
Norfolk Little Auk Holkham on puddle south of path just before Meals House accessed from Washington Hide end
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 east of Burnham Overy village +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Wymondham at Silfield NR in bushes at meadows
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Wymondham at Silfield NR at north end
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still mid morning Titchwell RSPB in flight over Patsy's Pool on +off +Lapland Bunting flew over
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham 7am-8.20am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 8.15am
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over tank road
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 3.White-fronted Geese Hunstanton on Ringstead Road at 7.20am
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew west past Cromer 11.05am-3.05pm (+Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male again Titchwell RSPB flew over Patsy's Pool at 7.20am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day Haddiscoe Marsh

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 8th November 2019

Seawatching today produced 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 27 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pom Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, a Little Auk, 22 Kittiwakes and 3 Little Gulls.

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Norfolk Little Auk Holme NOA on sea
Norfolk Turtle Dove Aylsham in garden at 77.Soame Close NR11 6JF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.lake
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End till 1.40pm along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar then flew east
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar
Norfolk Great White Egret Blackborough End south of track to fishing pits at Heathlands Farm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew east past Sheringham 7am-9am +85.Little Gulls. Great Northern Diver still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT on sea mid morning then flew east
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings y'day Holme west of dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT still 8.20am Sidestrand but no sign since
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Sidestrand
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day c2mls SSE of Southery off Sedge Fen Road
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT on sea west of beach car park

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 7th November 2019

A day of fairly constant rain with only a brief window of dry weather mid-afternoon, did however produce plenty of interest. A Pallas' Warbler seen well during the morning feeding at the east end of the pines was the obvious highlight, but other migrants included Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 70+ Blackbirds, 8 Fieldfares, 4 Song Thrushes, 30 Redwings and 20 Robins.

At least 5 Woodcocks were seen throughout the morning and some 30 Snipe were seen dropping on to the grazing marsh where 5 Barnacle Geese were still present. Four Snow Buntings were also notable to the west of the dunes.

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Norfolk Little Auk Gorleston-on-Sea (+Great Northern Diver 6.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Little Auk Cromer on sea briefly this morning
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB +Long-tailed Duck Slav Grebe Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Black Brant still Stiffkey on saltmarsh viewed from campsite car park this a'noon(+2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Short-eared Owl Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey at 3.52pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of East Bank at 10.45am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Little Auks CLey flew past beach car park (+Black-throated Diver flew west +drk.Scaup. Snow Bunting on beach by pillbox east of car park)
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Sheringham this morning (+Great Northern Diver on sea)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still from Parrinder Hide at 12.20pm
Norfolk 10.Little Auks y'day CLey flew past beach car park (+20.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby +Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew south past Winterton
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme Dunes in pines
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER y'day Stiffkey in garden at 3.23pm
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings y'day 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 6th November 2019

A calling Waxwing briefly in the Pines at the back of the Obs was arguably the best bird of the day, with other noteworthy being species 41 Eider and single Great Skua and Slavonian Grebe on the sea.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. 2.Short-eared Owls Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham (+2.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over West Runton early a'noon (+Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) still)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Waxham in dunes then flew NW
Norfolk 7.Twite Scolt Head Isand +Redstart
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs Wells Woods just west of 6.pines at midday
Norfolk no sign of Hoopoe Bradwell by Lord's Lane in horse paddock at Cley Road/ Doles Lane junction by late morning
Norfolk 26.Snow Buntings Salthouse at 9.49am +Hen Harrier +Short-eared Owl flew west
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew west past Weybourne +2.Velvet Scoters flew west
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham flew west over The Dell
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Sheringham by 10.01am (+Long-tailed Duck 2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk 3.Little Auks flew past Titchwell RSPB (+Snow Bunting flew over)
Norfolk Waxwing flew west over Holme NOA
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of East Bank
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv y'day Cley NWT still on pool west of East Bank