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

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 5th November 2019

With a brisk Northerly wind attention today was largely focused on the sea, with sea watching producing counts of  261 Kittiwakes, 196 Gannets, 160 Common Scoter, 20 Goldeneye, 14 Bonxies, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Little Gull, 3 Pomarine and two Arctic Skuas. A Water Pipit was in the Paddock pool adjacent to the entrance track early morning.

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Norfolk 2.Puffins flew past Sheringham this morning +18.Little Gulls
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton Dunes +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still 3.30pm
Norfolk Hoopoe Bradwell still 4.13pm by Lord's Lane in horse paddock at Cley Road/ Doles Lane junction
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB till 10.30am 50yds from visitor centre in willow by West Bank path then flew off
Norfolk Hoopoe Bradwell by Lord's Lane near Cley Road junction at 3.44pm
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Heacham off North Beach mid a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide +Great White Egret still +2.Short-eared Owls. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew north over Heacham mid morning
Norfolk Pom Skua 1.5mls NNE of Wells flew past East Hills (+Sooty S'water flew east)
Norfolk 27.Pom Skuas Cley flew past beach car park 10am-2pm +5.Little Auks flew past (+3.Velvet Scoters Great Northern Diver flew past)
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB 50yds from visitor centre in willows by West Bank path
Norfolk probably hybrid Hooded Crow x Carrion Crow Horsey at north end of Nelson Head Track at 8.50am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey from car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey flew west past car park this a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew east past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 12+Pom Skuas flew east past Sheringham +4+Little Auks (+Red-necked Grebe Velvet Scoter 2.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB (+3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Purple Sand Waxham still on rocks at Waxham Gap +Puffin +5+Little Gulls flew south
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley flew past beach car park (+20.Little Gulls)
Norfolk 4.Water Pipits 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 Short-eared Owl Cley NWT flew in off sea at 8.43am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Claxton Marshes
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens flew over Warham Pit
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets y'day Burnham Overy Marshes still

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 4th November 2019

On the sea today a Long-tailed Duck, 5 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 16 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were seen. A Woodcock was in the dunes first light, and at least 3 Water Rails were around the Broadwater. A female Merlin was hunting, and 2 Cetti's Warblers were heard, with a Blackcap around the Obs and 23 Blackbirds, 45 Fieldfares, 2 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush all counted. Six Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, and a Bullfinch were also of note, 6 Twite were in Thornham Harbour and a Water Pipit was trapped and ringed.



Water Pipit in the hand, images by Ian Starke

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) West Runton still in weedy beet field by Beach Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Kelling Hard offshore mid a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Upton Marshes NWT mid morning then flew east
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes flew over Upton Marshes NWT at 2pm
Norfolk Black Brant Stiffkey from car park with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Burnham Overy at 11.30am (Slav Grebe on sea +Short-eared Owl flew in off sea)
Norfolk Puffin juv Cley still 1.45pm near beach car park on sea off wreck
Norfolk Puffin juv Cley on sea
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Cley NWT still 1.10pm near visitor centre on roof of 2nd house west of CleySpy
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (both drks) Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk probable Humpback Whale still 12.35pm Cley west of beach car park tho distant
Norfolk 6.Twite Thornham Harbour this morning
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy still this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide +Great White Egret. 2.Short-eared Owls Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 5+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby +2+Great White Egrets
Norfolk probable Humpback Whale Cley this morning
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Salthouse off Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Old Hunstanton on beach by dunes 300yds from RNLI building at 11.30am +showing well
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT near visitor centre at CleySpy
Norfolk Little Auk reported Cley

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 3rd November 2019

Highlights today included 35 Common Scoters, single Red and Black-throated Divers, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Guillemot and 14 Gannets at sea, with a ring-tail Hen Harrier through the dunes, 45 Golden Plover up off the grazing marshes, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank, a Woodcock on the NOA reserve, a Peregrine flying over east, 3 Cetti's Warblers, a Blackcap, single Fieldfare, 6 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling, and 7 Twite at Thornham Harbour.

A Migrant Hawker dragonfly was still around the NOA centre.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT still mid a'noon on pool west of East Bank
Norfolk Water Pipit NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on brackish pool then flew west +Snow Bunting flew west
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in south section
Norfolk 7+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still +Red-necked Grebe offshore +Black-throated Diver
Norfolk 45.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach near North Scrape. Red-necked Grebe offshore. Long-tailed Duck on pool west of East Bank. Spotted Redshank Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB in paddocks near Patsy's Pool this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Lesser Whitethroats (probably of an eastern form) West Runton still in weedy beet field by Beach Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Brancaster off east end of beach
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.fem Sculthorpe Moor NR flew NE over scrape
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew west past Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne Camp flew in off sea
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea late morning +Slav Grebe 3.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Happisburgh on roof of St.Mary's Church at 9am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne by beach car park at c9.45am then flew south along lane
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach still
Norfolk 2.Little Auks Winterton (+2.Great Northern Divers whale sp)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT from East Bank
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Sheringham on sea +3.Velvet Scoters flew east then west
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT flew in off sea towards East Bank at c8.25am
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach near North Scrape
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Cley again c8.15am flew west past beach car park
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Cley flew east past beach car park
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wymondham along River Tiffey by Wymondham Abbey with tit flock [heard only]
15:09 03/11/2019

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 2nd November 2019


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Norfolk Shorelark Cley on beach (+50.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Cley NWT over reedbed from visitor centre at 12.51pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew east past Weybourne 7am-7.45am
Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley beet factory at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew past Winterton
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Hunstanton at Redgate Hill flew east over A149
Norfolk Puffin Cley on sea from coastguards at 10.54am +showing on +off
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey still at Nelson Head track in copse 200yds before dunes at 9.35am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley flew west past coastguards at 9.37am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Cley off end of West Bank at 7.49am
Norfolk c20.Snow Buntings Cley on beach at c8.10am
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv between Weybourne +Salthouse flew in off sea at 8.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Shotesham at St.Mary's Church

Holme Bird Oservatory Friday 1st November 2019

Continuous rain or drizzle were a dampener on the final throes of migration. A Merlin, 3 Water Rails, 35 Redwings and 2+ Stonechats were the only highlights today.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at Nelson Head track in trees c200yds east of gate before dunes at 2.45pm
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Winterton still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide +Spotted Redshank. 2.Snow Buntings on beach +3.Little Gulls
Norfolk Snow Bunting NE of Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea at beach car park then flew west
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets y'day Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets reported y'day SSE of Southery at Corkway Drove

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 31st October 2019

Another clear day with an east breeze, many migrants were again passing straight over the Observatory! A Long-tailed Duck flew past offshore and at least 3 Water Rails were calling around the Broadwater, and 2 Ruff were on the grazing marshes. Two Bearded Tits were near Thornham sluice and a Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcaps were of note. Also of interest were 3 Fieldfares, 50 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 4 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings and 35 Siskins.

The moth traps were turned off today, with 3 Large Wainscots the only species caught.

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Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk 11.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham 6.40-9am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 2pm Roydon Common NNR in middle of heath
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Sheringham 6.40-9am +Pom Skua (+Black-throated Diver 9.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets east of Great Yarmouth flew south over Scroby Sands at 1.20pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1.15pm Roydon Common NNR in middle of heath
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +3.Great White Egrets. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east over Salthouse
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in south section in sycamores on main path
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew west past Weybourne Camp by 10.30am
Norfolk no sign of Pallas's Warbler Waxham in dunes north of Shangri-la chalet in ivy by dragon head 7am-midday
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Winterton-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east past Trimingham
Norfolk Osprey flew SE past Mundesley at c11.28am
Norfolk again no sign of Little Bittern Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed from screen by late morning
Norfolk no further sign of Richard's Pipit East Wretham in arable field across heath from car park by 11.20am cTL.910.888
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh viewed from A149
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day Sea Palling
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east over Cley NWT at 10.52am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NNR near large scots pine at 10.27am
Norfolk 21.Snow Buntings Cley flew east past coastguards mid morning
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters flew past Cley 7am-8.30am +Little Gull
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew south over Winterton Dunes
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach 50yds west of North Scrape Hide
Norfolk Richard's Pipit East Wretham in arable field across heath from car park with Meadow Pipits
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew past Hunstanton Cliffs
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.Little Auks y'day Burnham Overy Dunes

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 30th October 2019

Sea watching today produced a single Little auk and Long-tailed Duck, two Goldeneye, four Velvet Scoters and 17 Eider with a Woodcock also watched arriving in over the sea. A Great White Egret was on the grazing Marsh along with two White-fronted Geese and Water Pipit was ringed mid-morning.

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Norfolk Purple Sand Waxham Gap still on rocks opposite campsite. Short-eared Owl flew in off sea at 10.53am
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT on main lagoon this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart Holkham at Lookout this morning
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed in flight from screen at 2pm but no further sign by 3.45pm
Norfolk dead Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk Grey Phal y’day flew west past Cley NWT +15+Little Auks (+6.Long-tailed Ducks. 3.Twite on shingle at NE end of Arnold’s Marsh)
Norfolk Black Redstart Wiveton briefly on road then flew south
Norfolk repeat: LITTLE BITTERN Titchwell RSPB over Patsy’s Reedbed in flight from screen
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still c1.45pm Waxham in dunes north of Shangri-la chalet in ivy by dragon head tho elusive
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN Titchwell RSPB over Patsy’s Reedbed in flight from screen
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley NWT 7.45-10.15am
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still this morning
Norfolk 5+Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham at north end of Lady Anne's Drive in evergreen oaks by Lookout Cafe at c11.40am
Norfolk 6.Little Auks flew past Waxham
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT again. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 10.16am (14.Snow Buntings Little Eye)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB still flew east along beach late morning
Norfolk Pom Skua flew north past Caister-on-Sea at 11.05am
Norfolk Hawfinch flew over Bawsey sand pits
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point on beach at 10.56am
Norfolk Purple Sand Waxham still opposite north end of Waxham Sands Caravan Park on rocks at 10.40am
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Waxham in dunes north of Shangri-la chalet in ivy by dragon head at 10am
Norfolk Water Pipit just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 9.30am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Salthouse flew west over Beach Road at 7.25am +Black-throated Diver flew past
Norfolk Long-eared Owl 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Woodlark 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 3.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water flew high north over east end
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley NWT offshore +Black-throated Diver ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Grey Phal Breydon Water still at east end in main drain briefly then flew towards flats
Norfolk 10.Little Auks y'day flew past Cromer 6.25-10.40am (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose 5.Velvet Scoters Long-tailed Duck Short-eared Owl Puffin)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore +4.Long-tailed Ducks. Spotted Redshank Thornham Pool
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Blakeney Harbour flew in off sea at 10.43am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 29th October 2019

Sea watching totals today included: One Long-tailed Duck, Four Little Auks, Four Little Gull, Six Goldeneye, 7 Red-throated Diver, 12 Red-breasted Merganser,  26 Eider , 29 Gannet and 126 Common Scoter.  Eleven Woodcock were noted throughout on the reserves and Long-tailed Tits again featured strongly with 29 ringed and one flock of seventy counted leaving the reserve heading East along the coast. Eight Twite were still present in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water at North Wall +Great White Egret
Norfolk Pom Skua ad pale morph Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon over beach (+Slav Grebe. Water Pipit from Parrinder Hide at 1.50pm)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew to Thornham Marsh. Short-eared Owl flew in off sea
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Winterton-on-Sea this morning
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 2.15pm Waxham in dunes north of Shangri-la chalet in ivy by dragon head
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Breydon Water at east end on river just west of bridge 1.30-2pm
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley on sea at 1.55
Norfolk Twite Cley NWT at NE corner of Arnold's Marsh on shingle at 10.50am
Norfolk Black Redstart between Heacham +Hunstanton on seafront at 12.15pm
Norfolk 4.Little Auks flew west past Holme Dunes 7.45-9.45am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 10.15am
Norfolk Pom Skua ad pale morph Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew north
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 12.45pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1pm Waxham in dunes north of Shangri-la chalet in ivy by dragon head
Norfolk Grey Phal Breydon Water at east end on river just west of bridge
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham north of Shangri-la chalet in trees on dune ridge at 12.24pm
Norfolk Little Auk Weybourne Camp on sea at 9.15am
Norfolk 2.Bean Goose sp Cley flew east over Beach Road/ A149 at 11.41am
Norfolk 2.Little Auks Mundesley flew NW past west end at 11.32am
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings midway between Heacham South Beach +Snettisham Coastal Park on shingle
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings midway between Heacham South Beach +Snettisham Coastal Park on shingle
Norfolk Purple Sand Waxham Gap on rocks at groyne.17 at 10.50am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley on beach then flew off
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk 8.Little Auks flew past Cley by 10am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB at 9.28am
Norfolk Little Auk Snettisham Coastal Park on The Wash south of outflow at 9.20am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1ml ESE of Waxham just north of pipe dump at 9.15am then flew south
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley flew west over beach car park at 8.18am
Norfolk 2.Little Auks Cley at 8.28am: 1.on sea, 1.flew SW over beach car park
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Titchwell RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 28th October 2019

An excellent day's migration with highlights including an Eider, 80 Common Scoters, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 130 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Pom Skuas, 1 Bonxie, 2 Guillemots, 4 Kittiwakes and 7 Little Gulls on the sea, a ring-tail Hen Harrier over the grazing marsh and a juvenile female Merlin trapped, a Peregrine, 3+ Woodcock, 3+ Water Rails, 5 Cetti's Warblers, a Blackcap, 20+ Fieldfares, 29 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 5 Stonechats, 4 Rock Pipits, 228 Linnets and 6 Twite at Thornham, and a Mealy Redpoll ringed.

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First year Merlin and Woodcock both caught during ringing at HBO today
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Norfolk no further sign of possible Pom Skua pale morph Burnham Overy Staithe in field this a'noon
Norfolk Little Auk flew SE past Waxham at 4pm then landed on sea
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey Marshes agan flew east as viewed from campsite at 3.30pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey Marshes again flew east as viewed from campiste at 2.50pm
Norfolk possible Pom Skua pale morph Burnham Overy Staithe in field
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines by Meals House briefly c2.25pm
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past coastguards at 1.41pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk Snow Bunting Waxham still +4.Long-tailed Ducks flew north
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Cley NWT 7.15-10.30am (+Red-necked Grebe 8.Little Gulls 2.Puffins 6.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Purple Sand Cley at beach car park on wreck at 12.44pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at Riverside Leisure Centre car park at c12.20pm tho elusive
Norfolk Puffin flew past Cley 8.50-10.30am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley at coastguards flew east along shingle
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT +Cattle Egret still from main observatory. Also Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members. Memberships from £55; concessions £44 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Snow Bunting Runham at Runham Vauxhall Fields
Norfolk Little Auk NE of Salthouse flew east past Gramborough Hill at 10.35am
Norfolk Hawfinch flew SW over Upton Marshes NWT at 7.50am
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich flew west over Stafford Street at c7.15am then appeared to land in Earlham Cemetery
Norfolk Little Auk Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Clippesby flew to field north of Oby Road

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 26th October 2019


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Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Aylmerton still at Church Road/ The Street junction this a'noon
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach just north of beach cafe at 1.10pm
Norfolk 27.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay in drain
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still. Ruddy Shelduck south of River Yare below Beauchamp Arms pub
Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Raven north of Holt flew south over Bayfield Brecks. Y'day Raven near Thornage
Norfolk Raven north of Holt flew south over Bayfield Brecks. Y'day Raven near Thornage
Norfolk probable Corncrake Cley flew in off sea to roped-off area east of car park but no sign since (+4.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 25th October 2019

Weather deteriorated during the morning with rain before midday. A Peregrine was hunting and 7 Stonechats were recorded in the dunes and on the east bank. Two Rock Pipits and 4+ Bramblings were seen, and a Blackcap was still on the reserve.

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Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham north of Shangri-la chalet this morning (+Y-br.Wblr Black Redstart)
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Mundesley at west end along Sea View Road late morning
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still mid a'noon just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point in sea buckthorn near tower
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich still on Leopold Road opposite The Beehive at c1.40pm NR4 7PJ
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Holkham Freshmarsh flew past The Lookout this morning
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby +5+Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Heacham at chalet.44 viewed from sea wall
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham Coastal Park flew north along shore
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point in sea buckthorn near tower mid morning tho elusive
Norfolk possible Snow Goose Wells over North Point Pools at 10.30am then flew west over town with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Cley till mid morning near beach car park then flew south
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Wells by lifeboat station mid morning
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Cley still 200yds west of beach car park by boats
Norfolk Lapland Bunting on Wednesday Cley on shingle
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT still

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 24th October 2019

A foggy start with rain in the afternoon, a spectacular migration of Starlings was taking place with over 14,000 counted over the grazing marshes later morning. Two Goldeneye were on the Broadwater and at sea 12+ Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen. Three Water Rails were calling, and a Chiffchaff was near the Heligoland trap. A Blackcap was in the scrub and 6 Song Thrushes, 70 Redwings, 35 Blackbirds, 20 Robins, 2 Stonechats, a Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipits, 10 Bramblings, 25 Siskin and 18 Reed Buntings were counted.

In the moth trap The Streak was a moth of note, together with a Mallow, Large Yellow Underwing, 7 Large Wainscots, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Beaded Chestnut and a Common Plume.



Goldeneye on the Broadwater and The Streak caught in the moth trap today.

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Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1.33pm just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point tho elusive
Norfolk Jack Snipe Kelling Quags flew from by track at north end of pool
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB between car park +visitor centre
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on roof of 47.Waldeck Road
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still by Island Hide
Norfolk Black Redstart Stiffkey from footpath midway along Campsite Wood on roof of black cabin
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA at 11.05am
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 11.10am just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point tho elusive
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley off beach car park. Velvet Scoter flew west at 10.02am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham north of Shangri-la chalet
Norfolk Black Redstart Thornham Harbour still at coal barn +Twite still. Ring Ouzel by approach road
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton on sea at cafe
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point
Norfolk Snow Bunting Brancaster on beach near sea defence works

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Highlights today included at least one fly over Hawfinch with two Ring Ouzels reported flying west over Redwell Marsh early morning. Black Redstarts were in Thornham Harbour and another briefly mid afternoon by the Observatory building. Five Mealy Redpolls that were trapped and ringed during the course of the day and up to five Twite were present in and around Thornham Harbour.

One of the day's Mealy Redpolls.
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Norfolk Black Redstart male Weybourne Camp by radar station viewable from coast path
Norfolk Short-toed Lark reported Cley in stubble field behind visitor centre
Norfolk Black Redstart Thornham Harbour behind bank by coal barn at 2.01pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Hethersett
Norfolk no sign of Red-flanked Bluetail nor Red-breasted Fly 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills (but Y-br.Wblr Ring Ouzel) TF.923.455
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings north of Warham Greens flew over saltmarsh (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still on marsh west of path at 1.25pm
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Happisburgh on cliffs then flew west
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Cley on sea by beach car park this morning
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide. Great White Egret from Tower Hide then flew towards Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west near Morston at 11.35am
Norfolk Water Pipit just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance on north side west of path at 10.43am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Hawfinch flew ober Thornham. 4.Twite Thornham Harbour
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer at Cliff Avenue at 10.45am [heard only]
Norfolk Black Redstart male Salthouse at Beach Road early morning
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill briefly at dawn
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham at Poplar Farm on farmhouse roof
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still 9.20am
Norfolk 1+Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB at end of West Bank path
Norfolk Black-throated Diver juv Cley on sea at coastguards at 8.52am +drifting west
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Little Auks y'day Kelling Quags on sea at 10am


Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 22nd October 2019

A quieter day than yesterday but still signs of migration with a Woodcock watched coming in off the sea and a Waxwing west over the East Bank. Five Snow Buntings and a single Lapland Bunting were seen at the Golf course end of the reserve. On the sea there were three Goldeneye and a single Eider and at least two Twite and a Spotted Redshank were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea north of North Scrape mid a'noon then flew west
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park at c2.15pm [2nd bird]
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west along shingle ridge over boats mid a'noon
Norfolk Osprey Earsham flew south over wetlands centre at midday
Norfolk Waxwing 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens 300yds west of north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods SE of The Dell still 12.30pm
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Cley
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL fem/1w.male still 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills in sycamores at SW end (+Ring Ouzel 2.Y-br.Wblrs male.Hen Harrier) TF.923.455
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still by Island Hide
Norfolk 2+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton South Dunes in oaks
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew NW past Mundesley 7.15am-3.15pm (+Sooty S'water 36.Little Gulls 4.Velvet Scoters)

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 21st October 2019

On the sea today 80 Eiders, 100 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 245+ Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Pom Skuas, 10 Bonxies, 3 Razorbills and 25 Kittiwakes were recorded. A Short-eared Owl was seen flying over the dunes. A Black Redstart was trapped and ringed at the Observatory and 2 Firecrests were in the car park area mid afternoon. Also of interest were 5 Barnacle Geese on the grazing marsh, 9 Little Egrets, 246 Lapwings, a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour, and 2 Stonechats, 3 Rock Pipits, 10 Bramblings and 6 Siskins flying over.

 
Black Redstart by Les Bunyan

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Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 9.13am
Norfolk 5.Twite Thornham Harbour car park at 12.30pm
Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea at beach car park at 3.50pm
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL fem/1w.male 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills at 2.45pm (+Y-br.Wblr Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea flew in off the sea late morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Warham Greens over saltmarsh at 12.40pm
Norfolk no sign of Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on tidal marsh mid a'noon
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes on grazing marsh by path to beach at 8am +3.Great White Egrets 2.Short-eared Owls. Purple Sand Gun Hill
Norfolk Black Redstart Holme NOA this morning
Norfolk Grey Phal flew past Sheringham 9.30am-12.30pm (+6.Puffins 5.Little Gulls +Short-eared Owl flew in off sea)
Norfolk 3.Little Auks flew past Winterton Dunes (+Little Gull)
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk possible Olive-backed Pipit Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove at 12.06pm then flew off
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Happisburgh flew north past lighthouse at 11.50am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew east past Sheringham at 9.55am
Norfolk 2.Richard's Pipits Warham Greens in pig field west of Garden Drove at 11.54am then may have flown west TF.943.434
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham +2.Pom Skuas
Norfolk reported Arctic Redpoll Thornham Harbour is a leucistic Linnet (reported Snow Bunting recently Thornham Harbour is the same leucistic Linnet)
Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on tidal marsh at 11.23am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle east of beach car park at 11.06am
Norfolk ARCTIC REDPOLL Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh 300yds NW of car park at 10.50am with 300.Linnets
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings flew over Old Hunstanton by 9.30am +Great Northern Diver 2.Little Gulls
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes Welney WWT flew over Lady Fen
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Winterton Dunes +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late a'noon +Great White Egret 3.Water Pipits

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 20th October 2019

Wind swung into the north during the day. On the sea 56 Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers, 543 Gannets, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, 193 Auk sp, 166 Kittiwakes and 4 Little Gulls were recorded, with 2 Manx Shearwaters west in the afternoon. A Peregrine was also seen on the seawatch and a Woodcock was flushed near the Saltings, while around the Observatory 2+ Cetti's Warblers, 4+ Blackcaps, a Fieldfare, 5 Redwings, 12 Song Thrushes, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 20+ Robins, 2 Stonechats, 3 Rock Pipits and 6 Siskins were also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Harbour late morning
Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker male Burnham Norton in hawthorn at 8.40am then flew towards village
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still 12.30pm 200yds east of old jetty on ebbing tide. Jack Snipe in paddock by RSPB car park entrance track/ Beach Road junction
Norfolk Shorelark Cley at beach
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew east over Thornham at 1.45pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Choseley flew east over drying barns
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk 7.Pom Skuas Cley flew east past beach car park (+fem.Long-tailed Duck Black-throated Diver 200.Little Gulls 2.Arctic Terns 3.Puffins)
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still +Ring Ouzel Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT from main observatory. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still +3.Common Cranes. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk possible Radde's Warbler Holkham between Meals House +crosstracks at 11.20am
Norfolk Great White Egret between Blackborough End +Wormegay in drain at 11.51am
Norfolk Water Pipit Walcott Gap briefly
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sculthorpe Moor NR behid visitor centre at 10.49am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton South Dunes flew in off sea at 8.30am
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still at north end of sea wall at 8.46am TF.853.448
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich flew over Dereham Road at 8.27am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 19th October 2019

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

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

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 18th October 2019

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

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

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