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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.



Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April



Owing to recent visitor numbers, NWT Holme Dunes Reserve is trialling a booking system for its Car Park. Until 6th September 2021 those members and visitors wishing to park in the NWT Car Park will need to book online for Weekends, Bank Holidays, or in School Holidays to ensure they can get a place. Booking is not necessary outside these times, and is not required for access to any other part of the reserve. Parking remains free for NWT members and blue badge holders.
This may affect many of our members, and we would like to clarify that NOA members do not need to book to use the NOA car park at any time between dawn and dusk. For NOA members who also belong to NWT and wish to visit both reserves, please park in the NOA car park if you do not wish to book in advance for the Holme Dunes Reserve Car Park.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 12th May 2021

At least four Hobby were hawking over the grazing marsh and a Peregrine was watched interacting with the Marsh Harriers over the marsh too. A single Whinchat, 2 Tree Pipits, at least 19 Wheatears and 4 Yellow Wagtails were also recorded. A count of 292 Sandwich Terns were made during sea watches along with 10 Little and 6 Common Terns.

Butterflies recorded included 2 Painted Ladies, 10 Wall Browns and 8 Green Hairstreak.

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Norfolk Osprey Thompson Water briefly 2.30pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still 3.05pm with cattle north of Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 3pm. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT at Brendan's Marsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still 1.03pm from Friary Hills
Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh at west end late morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Deepdale in ditch on saltmarsh at 9.49am tho elusive
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier male Holme Dunes NWT still 10.47am +showing well
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT flew west over East Bank at 9.25am
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 9.53am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Breydon Water
Norfolk Little Stint just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Wood Sand. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT at Brendan's Marsh (but Spotted Redshank 5.Garganey (4.drks)
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day flew south over Hunstanton Cliffs early morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB flew east over reedbed at 7.08am




Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 11th May 2021

Bird of the day was with out doubt the Great Reed Warbler trapped and ringed early morning. A large Pipit was also seen on the grazing marsh by several observers and appeared on the News services later as identified as a Richard's Pipit. Other birds of note included 20 Wheatears, 2 Whinchats, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Redstart. 

Great Reed Warbler- Andy Brown


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Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT at east end of Brendan's Marsh (+3.Garganey (2.drakes) Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB again opposite mill at 11.42am then flew west
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on mud at 2.02pm
Norfolk Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 3.Grey-headed Wagtails (all male) still this a'noon Snettisham Coastal Park at north end of Ken Hill Marshes from crossbank (+Wood Sand 4.Turtle Doves Russian White-fronted Geese 2.Blue-headed Wagtails (1.male)
Norfolk Spoonbill Upton Marshes
Norfolk Richard's Pipit still 12.19pm Holme NWT on grazing marsh briefly
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier male Holme Dunes NWT still this morning tho distant
Norfolk 3.Grey-headed Wagtails (all male) Snettisham Coastal Park at north end at Ken Hill Marshes from crossbank
Norfolk no sign of Great Reed Warbler Holme NOA late morning
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails Cley NWT still from East Ban
Norfolk large pipit sp Holme on grazing marsh briefly
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT +Spotted Redshank 2.Bitterns
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER Holme NOA trapped +ringed +will be released at 9.50am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard South Walsham flew SE over Fleet Dike mid morning
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew west past West Runton at 9.37am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew west over Cromer Golf Course at 9.31am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew north past Waxham at 8.53am
Norfolk Scaup ad.drk Breydon Water +76.Whimbrel
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park on wires opposite chip shop at 7.15am
Norfolk Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 8.Black Terns y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail West Runton at 8am then flew west
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +drk.Garganey. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Common Crane South Wootton flew south over A148 at allotments at 6.05am
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Sidestrand at 6.37am then flew east

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 10th May 2021

On the sea today 4 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars, 42 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns were seen. Highlights included 2 Spoonbills, 6 Whimbrel, 2+ Cuckoos, 100+ Swifts, 3 Sand Martins, 40 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 27 Wheatears and 2 Siskins.

Butterflies today included Green-veined White, Orange Tip and Peacock, and in the moth traps a Water Carpet, Buff Tip, Swallow Prominent, Cinnabar, Ruby Tiger, Powdered Quaker, Flame Shoulder, Chinese Character, Brindled and Double-striped Pug were caught.



Brindled Pug (top) and Water Carpet (bottom)

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags still 1.50pm on pool before shingle ridge
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Buxton Heath by car park in SW corner at 12.25pm then flew to SE corner
Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Salthouse flew west past Gramborough Hill at midday
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags again on beach at 11.51am
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew west over Beeston Common at 11.30am
Norfolk Golden Oriole Cley flew towards North Foreland Wood at c11.30am +may have landed
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails Cley NWT till 11.25am from East Bank then flew west (+male.Blue-headed Wagtail flew west)
Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne flew west at Muckleburgh Hill late morning TG.101.436
Norfolk Golden Oriole male flew west over West Runton at c11.20am
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Beeston Common briefly 11.01am then flew west
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day Cockley Cley at Cockleycley Wood
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails Cley NWT from East Bank at 10.43am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse still 10.33am on marsh west of Beach Road +showing well TG.076.440
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Cley NWT from East Bank
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse flew west at 10.19am
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem Winterton North Dunes flew south over pine plantation at 10.10am
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton again briefly then flew west
Norfolk 1+Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 9am +3.Jack Snipe. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Golden Orioles (1.male singing) Happisburgh in orchard on south side of Happisburgh Moor at c9.30am then flew west
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Happisburgh in orchard on south side of Happisburgh Moor
Norfolk Golden Oriole fem/1s.male flew west over West Runton at c9.23am
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Happisburgh on clifftop
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem y'day Blakeney Point
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew west over West Runton at c8.38am
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Kelling Water Meadows

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 9th May 2021

An excellent day of visual migration with strong south-westerlies. Highlights included a Great White Egret, 15 Whimbrel, 2 Little Terns, 23 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and an Arctic Tern, 2 Turtle Doves, 3+ Cuckoos, 20+ Swifts, a Hobby, 12+ Sand Martins, 35+ Swallows, 25+ House Martins, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 25 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 2+ Ring Ouzels, a Spotted Flycatcher, 4+ Whinchats, 30+ Wheatears, 23 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Grey-headed Wagtail, 1 Blue-headed Wagtail, a Tree Pipit, a female Siskin and a Ring-necked Parakeet.


Blue-headed Wagtail Photo by Cat Buck

Butterflies included a Green Hairstreak, 2 Orange Tips, 2 Brimstones, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Small White and Comma, with a Large Red Damselfly also noted and a Buff Tip in the moth traps. A further 10 Emperor Moths emerged and a Convolvulus Hawk Moth also emerged.




Convolvulus Hawk Moth Photo by Penny Clarke

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Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton at 2pm TF.836.449
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem Sheringham flew west near Dead Man's Wood at c2.45pm
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Holme Dunes just west of NOA car park with horses
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton till c1.15pm then flew off +no further sign
Norfolk Common Crane Holkham Freshmarsh still from track between hides
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Spoonbill Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.30pm
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still mid a'noon at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance on east pool +Jack Snipe. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton still this a'noon at Water Lane
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB still early a'noon midway between car park +windpump
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail West Runton in cattle field at beach car park
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Holme till late morning then flew west
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Jack Snipe. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Holme
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT still 11.03am at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail West Runton still c11.05am in cattle field at beach car park
Norfolk Osprey flew over Dersingham Bog at 10am
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves West Runton
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Ring Ouzel. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Burnham Overy Dunes flew west over Gun Hill at 9.40am (+Woodlark over sea wall path at 9.20am)
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail West Runton in cattle field at beach car park
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT still 9.13am at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9am
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew SW over Beeston Regis at 8.38am
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew west over West Runton near Incleborough Hill
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad flew east over Heigham Sound
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew south past Hunstanton (+Hooded Crow)
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Golden Oriole Sidestrand flew towards Overstrand
Norfolk Turtle Dove flew east over Sidestrand

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 8th May 2021

A rotten day with strong winds and heavy rain throughout, a Great White Egret was glimpsed at the back of the marsh and Whinchat, Arctic Tern and Ring Ouzel were reported in the recording area.

In the moth traps a Buff Tip, 2 Muslins and a Norther Drab were caught, while a further 6 Emperor Moths hatched for the cocoons.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 3.01pm from river bank
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male still 11.50am just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme +Arctic Tern
Norfolk no further sign of male.Golden Oriole Wiveton in gardens at Leatherpool Lane late morning NR25 7TF
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel West Runton
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Wiveton in gardens at Leatherpool Lane NR25 7TF
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide at 8.06am
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse still 7.49am by Iron Road
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk 3.Dotterel (male +2.fems) c1/2ml NNW of Hockwold cum Wilton off B1112 early morning cTL.722.889
Norfolk 3.Garganey Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh at c8am
Norfolk Common Crane Holkham Freshmarsh again near west end of pines
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance on west pool. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance on west pool. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.drk) y'day Snettisham Coastal Park on sea NW of north end of Heacham Dam +2.Turtle Doves 3.Spoonbills
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Cley NWT on The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh still 6.30am
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse still by Iron Road at 6.30am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 7th May 2021

On the sea today, 100 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver east, single Fulmar, Gannet, 2 unidentified Auks, 9 Little Terns, 28 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common and one Arctic Tern were recorded, with other highlights including 36 Whimbrel, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, single Common and Green Sandpiper, 3 Cuckoos, 52 Swifts, a Hobby, Sand Martin, 30 Swallows, 12 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 18 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 6 Stonechats, 12 Wheatears and 6 Siskins.

A Pine Hawk Moth hatched near the viewing platform and Small Waved Umber and Knot Grass were caught at the traps. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Green-veined White, Peacock, Brimstone and Orange Tip.

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Norfolk Garganey Hockwold Washes still 3.21pm
Norfolk Osprey Felbrigg Hall NT till 3pm then flew east
Norfolk Osprey Felbrigg Hall NT over lake at 2.54pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels near Sheringham still at Beeston Regis in paddocks south of railway
Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR still this a'noon TM.173.831
Norfolk Night Heron ad Filby Broad at east end flew from roadside near bridge to bushes behind reeds on left viewed towards school sailing base from fishing platform on boardwalk briefly 12.45pm +no further sign
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB still this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk presumed escaped White Stork Filby Broad flew over east end at 1.20pm
Norfolk White Stork Filby Broad flew over east end at 1.20pm +Osprey
Norfolk no sign of ad.Night Heron Filby Broad at east end near school sailing base from boardwalk at 1.05pm
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes
Norfolk Night Heron ad Filby Broad at east end near school sailing base at 12.45pm
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse by Iron Road +Short-eared Owl still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Wells again on saltmarsh
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Winterton Dunes NNR
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm 3/4ml south of West Newton till c10.20am near Vincent Hills then flew west +no further sign [satellite-tagged] TF.697.262
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Horsey Straight circling high at 10.48am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Wiveton at 10.24am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Cley flew west over village at 10.21am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Cley NWT still 10.20am circling over visitor centre
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Cley NWT flew east over main reedbed at 10.15am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm 3/4ml south of West Newton circling near Vincent Hills at 10.16am TF.697.262
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Blakeney Freshmarsh still 10.10am drifted high east towards Cley
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT at Bank Farm pool
Norfolk Dotterel still 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell +ESE of Choseley drying barns in field SE of Chalk Pit Lane viewed SE from gap in hedge TF.764.418
Norfolk Iceland Gull Kelling Hard flew east
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Winterton South Dunes flew south
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end on lump at 9.10am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Wood Sand flew over Breydon Water
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day Ringstead Downs on main path at 4pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Breydon Water at 6.28am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still. fem.Ring Ouzel by entrance track

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 6th May 2021

Three Ring Ouzels were seen on the NWT reserve and on the sea 1700 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 2 Little Terns, 22 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns were recorded. Three Med Gulls, 20+ Swifts, Sand Martin, 6 Swallows, 5 House Martins, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers were also seen. 

The moth traps were empty but two male Emperors hatched from their cocoons during the afternoon, and a Speckled Wood, Peacock and Small White butterfly were noted.


Emperor Moth hatched from cocoon

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Norfolk Dotterel still 3.50pm 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell +ESE of Choseley drying barns in field east of Chalk Pit Lane
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male west of Salthouse +north of A149 by large pool just west of Iron Road
Norfolk Short-eared Owl west of Salthouse +north of A149 east of Iron Road at 3.15pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still on beach near beach car park this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB on lagoon at 2.37pm
Norfolk 2+Ring Ouzels y'day Setchey
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Horsey in dunes south of NT car park at 7.15am
Norfolk Dotterel still 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell +ENE of Choseley drying barns in ploughed field at Chalk Pit Lane
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT at east end of Arnold's Marsh briefly
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT north of track 300yds east of visitor centre at 9.30am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hindolveston behind Melton Yard Cottages viewed from footpath to Culpits Farm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again at East Bank east of Arnold's Marsh on Pope's Pool
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew west past Kelling Quags at 9.05am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 5th May 2021

An Osprey west offshore early morning, was very much the highlight of the day. Two Spoonbills, two Ring Ouzels and a count of 12 Wheatears were also noteworthy. Sea watching produced four Arctic Skuas, two Eider, two Gannets and over a 1000 distant Common Scoter.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR still this a'noon TM.173.831
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.30am tho elusive
Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR still this morning TM.173.831
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park at 8.50am. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton South Beach this morning (Also Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Waxham still 11.20am on groyne.18 
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT still from track to Stubb Mill
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Holme Dunes
Norfolk Whinchat West Runton at Rocky Bottom at 8.45am
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew west over sea at 9.11am
Norfolk 4.Purple Sands Waxham on groynes.17-21 at 8.30am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels near Sheringham still at Beeston Regis in paddock south of railway at 7.58am +Whinchat
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels just north of Burnham Norton by track on marsh at 7.54am 

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday May 4th 2021

A rather wet and blustery day, a Spoonbill was on the Broadwater, a Ring Ouzel was along the East Bank and a Common Sandpiper was on the Broadwater. Eight House Martin and four Swifts were also noted battling west against the wind.

The moth trap unsurprisingly only held one moth, a Powered Quaker.

Ring Ouzel on the East Bank

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Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels y'day Sidestrand
Norfolk Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still on beach at 11.49am
Norfolk Dotterel still 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell ENE of Choseley drying barns in field east of Chalk Pit Lane TF.765.414
Norfolk Shorelark still c11.25am 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell at Choseley SE of drying barns in ploughed field east of Chalk Pit Lane viewed from field entrance TF.765.414
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.48am
Norfolk Shorelark still 10.29am 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell at Choseley SE of drying barns in ploughed field east of Chalk Pit Lane viewed from field entrance TF.765.414
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh at 9.45am +2.Garganey (1.drk) Spoonbill
Norfolk Shorelark still 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell at Choseley SE of drying barns in ploughed field east of Chalk Pit Lane viewed from field entrance TF.765.414



Holme Bird Observatory Monday 3rd May 2021

On the sea today 600 Common Scoter, a Fulmar, 9 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns were counted. Other highlights included 10 Whimbrel, a Cuckoo, 5 Swifts, a Hobby, 13 Swallow, 8 House Martins, 5 Cetti's Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail and 2 Siskins were seen.

In the moth traps a Hebrew Character, 3 Muslins, a Shuttle-shaped Dart and a Northern Drab were caught.

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Norfolk Dotterel still mid a'noon 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell ENE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalk Pit Lane TF.765.414
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Waxham flew in off sea at 1.30pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens on saltmarsh still 2.18pm
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv between Scratby +Caister at 1.40pm
Norfolk Dotterel still 12.55pm 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of south end of Chalk Pit Lane cTF.763.413
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Winterton still c1.10pm from Low Road then flew south
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Winterton still c1.10pm from Low Road
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew south over Winterton North Dunes this a'noon
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Gresham
Norfolk no sign of male.Blue-headed Wagtail Norwich at Earlham Marsh +no further sign of male.Ring Ouzel TG.188.086
Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham still this morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail between Waxham +Horsey +3.Ring Ouzels
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at North Scrape
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Woodlark West Runton
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER flew south over Waxham late morning
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Brancaster Staithe flew west over boat park at 8.30am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) 1ml NE of North Walsham still 100yds north of Pigneys Wood in paddock west of Paston Way from footbridge TG.294.325
Norfolk Dotterel 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of south end of Chalk Pit Lane cTF.763.413
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male West Runton with cattle at 10.30am +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Kelling Water Meadow still 10.30am in field
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew SE
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose north of Somerton Holmes in 1st field east of road
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Kelling Water Meadow by pool at 9.25am (+fem.Blue-headed Wagtail)
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Downham Market on River Great Ouse bank towards Stowbridge
Norfolk Ring Ouzel west of Norwich +west of Earlham Marsh in scrub on slope
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme flew west over golf course
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew west over Sidestrand at 8.05am
Norfolk Wood Sand Brancaster on west side of freshmarsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male West Runton just east of beach car park at 7.58am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 2nd May 2021

Three Spoonbills were in Thornham Harbour and 2 Common Cranes flew high over the Saltings, with 12+ Whimbrel, a Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, a Gannet, 11 Little Terns and 4 Sandwich Terns offshore, 6 Med Gulls, 2 Cuckoos, 4 Sand Martins, 90+ Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels in the dunes on the NWT, 7 Wheatears, 9 Yellow Wagtails, a Redpoll and 2 Siskins.

Just four moths in the moth traps; Powdered Quaker, Hebrew Character and 2 Muslins. Butterflies included Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak and Brimstone.

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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle West Runton flew out to sea
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew NNW over Langham Dome at c1.30pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Norwich still mid a'noon at Earlham Marsh TG.188.086
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp still on NE side in gorse by pines near coast path at c2.05pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew NE over Hunstanton
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Weybourne Camp still on NE side in gorse by pines near coast path
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Breydon Water in horse fields at Humberstone Farm at 1.27pm +Spoonbill
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 1pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew high NW over Roydon Common NWT at 1.25pm
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm near Blickling flew over at 11am
Norfolk Garganey drk Hockwold Washes still 12.23pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sedgeford still in field east of Glovers Farm at 12.01pm
Norfolk 8.Ring Ouzels between Horsey +Winterton along track at 10.30am
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Burnham Overy Staithe near houses +boats at quayside car park at 12.06pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Norwich still 11.43am at Earlham Marsh TG.188.086
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels (3.males) Cantley in paddock at south end of School Lane at T-junction opposite pond TG.375.053
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still 10.56am flew west along beach
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Weybourne flew east along beach at 9.56am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew high east over Cromer at c10.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Burnham Overy at 8.30am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew east over Sheringham at 10am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Cley NWT flew high east past visitor centre at 9.53am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew low east over Blakeney Harbour at 9.40am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew over Stanhoe at 9.25am
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Norwich still at Earlham Marsh TG.188.086
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR flew north from flood at 7.49am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank y'day Breydon Water still
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Sculthorpe Moor NR still in field with from Water Vole Bridge
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again in field just west of Weybourne Camp (+Spoonbill flew east)

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 1st May 2021

On the sea today 1100 Common Scoter and 12 Sandwich Terns were counted. Other birds of note today included 2 Whimbrel, a Cuckoo, 2+ Swifts, 4 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Ring Ouzels on the NWT reserve, 7 Wheatears on the grazing marsh, a White Wagtail, a Redpoll and 6 Siskins.

Moths included Northern Drab, Powdered Quaker, Muslin and Knot Grass, and Green Hairstreak and Holly Blue were recorded.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sculthorpe Moor NR still 3.45pm in field from Water Vole Bridge
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (4.males) Horsey between Nelson Head track +Somerton Gap in fields
Norfolk Wryneck still 2.04pm Hickling Broad NWT on path to Bittern Hide TG.429.214
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB flew east over reedbed at 9am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still c1.35pm at East Bank on pools east of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels 1ml NE of North Walsham still 1.27pm 100yds north of Pigneys Wood in paddock west of Paston Way from footbridge TG.294.325
Norfolk White Stork Marlingford over Marlingford Mill at 9.35am then flew north
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Norwich still early a'noon at Earlham Marsh tho mobile TG.188.086
Norfolk Spoonbill Northrepps
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cantley in paddock at south end of School Lane at T-junction opposite pond TG.375.053
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels 1ml NE of North Walsham still 11.37am 100yds north of Pigneys Wood in paddock west of Paston Way from footbridge TG.294.325
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Denver Sluice at Bank Farm NR on pool (+1w.Little Gull still)
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB flew south over car park
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Welney WWT still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Horsey Gap in bushes on south side of car park at 10.45am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea at Second Avenue
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sculthorpe Moor NR still 10.14am in field from Water Vole Bridge
Norfolk Wryneck still Hickling Broad NWT on path to Bittern Hide at 10.12am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew south over North Creake
Norfolk no sign of male.Dusky Warbler 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from path at NE corner of E.Lake by 2.bridges. Keep to paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Norwich at Earlham Marsh at 9.25am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels 1ml NE of North Walsham still at Pigneys Wood
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT at East Bank
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT at East Bank
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sculthorpe Moor NR still in field from Water Vole Bridge at 8.32am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels y'day Caister-on-Sea on golf course
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels near Sheringham still at Beeston Regis in sheep paddocks south of railway at 5.51am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 30th April 2021

A Spoonbill was on the grazing marsh and raptor migration included 3 Red Kites and 15 Buzzards, with 10+ Whimbrel near Thornham Harbour, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff also seen. Offshore 12 Common Scoter and 3 Little Terns were noted while hirundines were on the move with 6 Sand Martins, 6 House Martins and 35 Swallows counted passing. Other migrants included 1+ Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Sedge Warblers, 7 Reed Warblers, a Ring Ouzel, 6 Stonechats, and 3 Wheatears.

In the moth traps 2 Northern Drabs and a Muslin were caught, and a Green Hairstreak was near the viewing platform.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sedgeford still in field east of Glovers Farm at 1.44pm
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 12.56pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Brancaster flew over golf course at c12.53pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew west over Brancaster Staithe at c12.47pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew over Burnham Norton at c12.43pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew west over Holkham Gap at 12.32pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew east at 12.06pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Wells flew high west over lifeboat station at 12.18pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew high west over Warham Greens at 12.12pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Caister-on-Sea on golf course this morning
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.57am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew north over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.56am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Cley NWT flew west just inland of visitor centre at 11.52am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew west over Beeston Common at 11.38am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Sculthorpe Moor NR still in field with Highland cattle from Water Vole Bridge at 11am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton
Norfolk 3.Little Terns Rockland Broad
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Thornham at 9.58am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sculthorpe Moor NR still in field from Water Vole Bridge just beyond sheep at 9.37am
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB flew over pits at 9am on flowing tide
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham RSPB still 8am on The Wash
Norfolk Purple Heron Nar Valley Fisheries on River Nar early morning then flew towards gravel pits (permit only)
Norfolk Wryneck Hickling Broad NWT in willow scrub on flood wall near observatory hut at 8.30am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Hunstanton at South Beach
Norfolk Arctic Tern y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk Purple Heron reported y'day flew SE over Bawsey Ctry Park
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 7.27am
Norfolk 7.Velvet Scoters flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Arctic Tern y'day Blickling Hall Lake briefly in a'noon

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 29th April 2021

A very cold start with heavy showers clearing, highlights today were 7 Whimbrel near Thornham Harbour, a Whinchat and 2 Wheatears on the grazing marsh. A Cuckoo, 10 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 12 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were also noted. Two Ring Ouzels were still in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

A single Muslin moth was in the traps, but 2 Green Hairstreaks, 2 Orange Tips and a Brimstone were also recorded.

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Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) Sculthorpe Moor NR in field with Highland cattle from Water Vole Bridge at 2.36pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels near Sheringham still 2.20pm at Beeston Regis in paddock south of railway
Norfolk report of Dotterel y'day 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley was erroneous
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Heacham South Beach
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) between Horsey +Winterton at Bramble Hill near steps
Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR still 11.22am TM.173.831
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sheringham at Beeston Bump in paddock south of railway at 12.10pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham near Splash briefly
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels West Caister this morning
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sedgeford in field east of Glovers Farm at 11.12am
Norfolk Osprey west of Norwich flew west over Thickthorn at 11.37am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel SW of Aylmerton
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT east of East Bank from shelter then flew east (+5.Spoonbills)
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from path at NE corner of E.Lake by 2.bridges at 6.45am tho elusive. Keep to paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Ring Ouzel SW of Holt at Thornage at Beck Farm near ford
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew east past Weybourne Camp again 9.45am
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Hooded Crow flew NE over West Runton at 8.56am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags again 9.01am (+4.Spoonbills briefly +fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa))
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Roydon Common NWT
Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR still 7.49am TM.173.831
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 5.Garganey (all drks) Hockwold Washes still +Wood Sand
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT on The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp at east end from coast path

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 28th April 2021

Birds of note today were 5 Spoonbills, 5 Wheatears, 2 Cuckoos, 2 White Wagtails and 2 Ring Ouzels. Birds on the sea included 5 Arctic Terns east, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers and 3 Gannets.

One of today's Spoonbills

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Norfolk 4.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT from Broad Viewpoint
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT just south of approach road behind last horse paddock
Norfolk 5.Black Terns still 2.22pm Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still 1.40pm at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance tho distant. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT flew east past north end of East Bank
Norfolk Little Gull Filby Broad at 1pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels just SW of Holkham Pines in field at 11.30am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew tover Upton Marshes at 11.02am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 12.18pm tho distant. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance tho distant. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham by poultry farm near pipe dump
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis in sheep field
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Dickleburgh Moor NR at 11.16am TM.173.831
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Welney WWT at reedbed +10.Common Cranes flew north
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 10.35am 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from permissive path at NE corner of E.Lake by 2.bridges +showing well. Keep to paths TL.872.814
Norfolk 2.Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 10.10am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from permissive path at NE corner of E.Lake by 2.bridges at 7.50am. Keep to paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still +35.Arctic Terns flew east
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cley still 9.15am on Cley Green
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Holme Dunes by approach road +male Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew east over Holme NOA
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Winterton South Dunes 
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew east over Cley NWT
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis still in sheep field
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels east of Burnham Overy still east of track north of A149 in field before 1st gate
Norfolk no sign of any Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley just NE of drying barns at north end of field viewed NW from Chalkpit Lane crosstracks
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cley on Cley Green
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still at Patsy's Pool 
Norfolk 29.Whimbrel y'day Limpenhoe Marsh in evng
Norfolk Common Crane flew SE over Burnham Overy at 7.09am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 27th April 2021

Highlights today included two Ring Ouzels that landed briefly in the top of the pines close to the Observatory, with them or another two trapped and ringed along the East Bank shortly after. A flock of six Crossbills were in the Pines early morning, a Swift passed through heading west, four Little Terns were seen offshore and the Ring-necked Parakeet was seen again over Holme Village.

Female Ring Ouzel


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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Waxham at pipe dump north of Waxham Sands +Turtle Dove
Norfolk 2.Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley just NE of drying barns at north end of field viewed NW from Chalkpit Lane crosstracks at 2.30pm
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Cley NWT till 1.38pm on Keepers Marsh then flew wes
Norfolk 2.Blue-headed Wagtails (1.male) Cley NWT on Keepers Marsh at 12.31pm
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still at Patsy's Pool at 12.50pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel West Caister in paddock at bottom of Clink Hill
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Cley NWT on Keepers Marsh
Norfolk Serin just west of Cromer at 10.45am then flushed +no further sign by 12.15pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes at 12.03pm
Norfolk Spoonbill just NE of Burnham Norton on marsh at 10.08am +Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Waxham still 10.30am east of Poplar Farm on west side of dunes
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sculthorpe Moor on marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv just south of Winterton in field (male Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes +male Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk 2.Garganey Hockwold Washes still 11.22am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew east over Holme NOA
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Holkham Park near hall
Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh +Spotted Redshank Russian White-fronted Goose
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Brancaster Staithe on grass at The Close
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Breydon Water still
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels east of Burnham Overy still east of track in field north of stile. Velvet Scoter on sea
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Bawsey on main lake
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Horsey
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton then flew south
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Happisburgh flew in off sea
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) Beeston Regis in sheep field
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit south of Welney at 7.54am +3.Whimbrel TL.524.926
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Waxham still in dunes east of Poplar Farm at 8.17am then flew SW
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Burgh Castle at Church Farm at 7am
Norfolk 9.Whimbrel Roydon Common in large top field
Norfolk Hoopoe reported on Saturday Great Ryburgh on east side north of Bridge Road in garden just west of River Wensum briefly 11.45am TF.963.274
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from permissive path between Bob Clarke Lake +E.Lake by 2.bridges TL.872.814

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 25th April 2021

Highlights included 16 Whimbrel, 152 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Med Gulls, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Sand Martins, 4 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Sedge Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Wheatears, 5 Redpolls and 3 Siskins.


Ring Ouzel

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Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Salthouse at Cross Street on roof of British Columbia Hall at 3.52pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSW of Hockwold cum Wilton just north of Little Ouse River east of B1112 viewed from entrance to Ouse Bungalow Farm
Norfolk Great White Egret Sculthorpe Moor NR from Whitley Hide
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis in field west of sheep field viewed from gate near level crossing
Norfolk Spoonbill east of Stiffkey in flooded field
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Wood in field south of west end
Norfolk probable Black Redstart Winterton in garden briefly
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Point at Long Hills
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still at Patsy's Pool
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (3.males) Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Holme in south corner of horse paddock at 11.55am TF.699.432
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew NE over Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 9.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 10am
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT from visitor centre at 1.11pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holkham Park
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Holme
Norfolk 14.Little Gulls y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk Little Gull 1w 1.5mls WSW of Foxley at Billingford Lakes
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme in horse paddocks
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male north of Snetterton in field east of Bradcar Road at 6.43am then flew north TL.990.917
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Winterton still mid morning 2/3ml south of Beach Road at South Dunes
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water still at high tide
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park still 10.06am in field opposite RSPB entrance
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on North Scrape briefly (+Little Stint in NE corner)
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Waxham at campsite at 8.40am. View only from coast path
Norfolk Jack Snipe just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR from permissive path between Bob Clarke Lake +E.Lake at 6.30am TL.872.814
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp then flew west
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Winterton Dunes in valley
Norfolk Black Brant still Snettisham RSPB in fields by flood bank with 700+Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Heacham at Fen Way in paddocks
Norfolk Garganey drk Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh
Norfolk 16.Little Gulls Buckenham Marshes RSPB at c5.55am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park in field opposite RSPB entrance

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 24th April 2021

Migrants today included 2 Whimbrel, a Woodcock, 3 Cuckoos, 3 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroats, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 35 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels (on NWT Dunes reserve), 1 Redstart on the east bank, 4 Stonechats, 4 Redpolls and 6 Siskins.

Ringing included 12 new and 7 retrap birds, a Northern Willow Warbler was the highlight.


Northern Willow Warbler by Theo Declermont

There were only 5 moths, 3 Clouded Drabs, a Knot Grass and an Acleris hastiana.

Two Green Hairstreaks were near the pond.

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk White Stork Horstead flew over allotments at Frettenham Road at 3.42pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel north of Santon Downham at Grime's Graves just west of entrance this a'noon
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool near screen at 3.03pm +showing well
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field just east of car park at 3.01pm TG.389.011
Norfolk Grey Phal Cantley Marshes RSPB still from footpath from west end of Malthouse Lane at 11am tho distant
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp (+3.Ring Ouzels fem/1w.male.Black Redstart)
Norfolk Osprey Reedham flew east over Pettitts Adventure Park
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT c1/3ml west of The Firs
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT by ditch 50yds before car park entrance at midday
Norfolk Black Brant Snettisham RSPB on mud at 12.55pm with c750.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Osprey Norwich over A47 /A140 junction at 12.15pm
Norfolk 38.Little Gulls Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 12.20pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Happisburgh at Doggetts Lane
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis in horse field near Priory
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels High Kelling at Squirrelwood Farm in paddocks
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Caistor St.Edmund just west of Arminghall Wood at 12.05pm then flew SE
Norfolk Pied Fly male Upper Sheringham at west end of golf course at 12.07pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck c2mls south of Brancaster in grass field by B1153 at Ringstead crossroads opposite pig fields late morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Happisburgh
Norfolk no further sign of male.Dusky Warbler 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at NE corner of E.Lake near 2.bridges by 11am. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Warham Greens on saltmarsh still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills West Runton
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels West Beckham in ploughed field at 10.25am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by track to fishermen's car park TG.349.050
Norfolk Wryneck c2mls south of Brancaster in grass field by B1153 at Ringstead crossroads
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme at west end of Lavender Marsh
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water +ad.Little Gull Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk BLACK KITE just SSE of Heacham at Heacham Bottom just north of Carstone Pit over plantation east of A149 at 8.51am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp from coastal path
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Hunstanton near pond at Butterfield Meadows estate
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Thornham Harbour in tree opposite coal barn at 8.29am
Norfolk BLACK KITE flew north over Snettisham
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still c7.20am 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at NE corner of E.Lake near 2.bridges. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml east of Cley trapped +ringed at Walsey Hills NOA at 6.20am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end of E.Lake near 2.bridges at dawn but no sign since Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Common Crane 1ml east of Cley south of Walsey Hills NOA flew west at c6.50am
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Hickling Broad NWT on new scrape in evngNorfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk White Stork Horstead flew over allotments at Frettenham Road at 3.42pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel north of Santon Downham at Grime's Graves just west of entrance this a'noon
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool near screen at 3.03pm +showing well
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field just east of car park at 3.01pm TG.389.011
Norfolk Grey Phal Cantley Marshes RSPB still from footpath from west end of Malthouse Lane at 11am tho distant
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp (+3.Ring Ouzels fem/1w.male.Black Redstart)
Norfolk Osprey Reedham flew east over Pettitts Adventure Park
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT c1/3ml west of The Firs
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT by ditch 50yds before car park entrance at midday
Norfolk Black Brant Snettisham RSPB on mud at 12.55pm with c750.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Osprey Norwich over A47 /A140 junction at 12.15pm
Norfolk 38.Little Gulls Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 12.20pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Happisburgh at Doggetts Lane
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis in horse field near Priory
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels High Kelling at Squirrelwood Farm in paddocks
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Caistor St.Edmund just west of Arminghall Wood at 12.05pm then flew SE
Norfolk Pied Fly male Upper Sheringham at west end of golf course at 12.07pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Beeston Regis
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck c2mls south of Brancaster in grass field by B1153 at Ringstead crossroads opposite pig fields late morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Happisburgh
Norfolk no further sign of male.Dusky Warbler 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at NE corner of E.Lake near 2.bridges by 11am. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Warham Greens on saltmarsh still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills West Runton
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels West Beckham in ploughed field at 10.25am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by track to fishermen's car park TG.349.050
Norfolk Wryneck c2mls south of Brancaster in grass field by B1153 at Ringstead crossroads
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme at west end of Lavender Marsh
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water +ad.Little Gull Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk BLACK KITE just SSE of Heacham at Heacham Bottom just north of Carstone Pit over plantation east of A149 at 8.51am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp from coastal path
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Hunstanton near pond at Butterfield Meadows estate
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Thornham Harbour in tree opposite coal barn at 8.29am
Norfolk BLACK KITE flew north over Snettisham
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still c7.20am 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at NE corner of E.Lake near 2.bridges. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml east of Cley trapped +ringed at Walsey Hills NOA at 6.20am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end of E.Lake near 2.bridges at dawn but no sign since Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Common Crane 1ml east of Cley south of Walsey Hills NOA flew west at c6.50am
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Hickling Broad NWT on new scrape in evng

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 23rd April 2021

A clear day with light winds, highlights included 2 Ravens east over Thornham Bank approx 8.30am, an Osprey west over the NWT, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers offshore, 109 Golden Plover, 18 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank and 3 Snipe were seen around the grazing marshes and 34 Med Gulls, 10 Sandwich Terns, 2+ Cuckoos, a Barn Owl, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sand Martin, 6 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 10 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 2+ Grasshopper Warblers, 20 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Stonechats, 4 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail and 4 Siskins were all of interest.

Around the Observatory 3 Brimstones and 4 Green Hairstreaks were seen, while in the moth traps just 2 Hebrew Characters and a Powdered Quaker were caught.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Breydon Water
Norfolk 12.Bar-tailed Godwits flew thru Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still from bridge
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) still Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Waxham behind dunes at Poplar Farm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail 1ml east of Cley flew east over Walsey Hills NOA mid a'noon then flew along ridge
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hockwold Washes still 1.57pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel just NE of Kelling Water Meadow still on fence post
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.34am then flew towards Hickling Broad. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again on Whitwell Scrape
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end of E.Lake near 2.bridges early morning but no further sign by 9.15am. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk Osprey west over Holme Dunes NWT at 12.15pm
Norfolk Osprey flew west Scolt Head Island at c11.55am
Norfolk Common Crane Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end viewable from west end of Holkham Pines at 11.31am
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water early morning
Norfolk Grey Phal Cantley Marshes RSPB still from footpath from west end of Malthouse Lane tho distant
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Blakeney Harbour at 11.15am
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all ads) Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank still. 12.Arctic Terns flew east at 7.20am
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point flew high SW inland of Halfway House at 11.12am
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Cley NWT at 11.08am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel west of Aylmerton early morning
Norfolk Osprey Salthouse circling high just east of church at 10.59am +drifting west
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston Quay still in field east of Quay Lane
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point till 10.53am on post just beyond Long Hills then flew west along shore
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point on post just beyond Long Hills
Norfolk Osprey Sheringham flew west over Pretty Corner at 10.40am
Norfolk Osprey Cromer flew west along cliffs at golf course at 10.25am
Norfolk Grey Phal y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB still (+2.Garganey Little Gull 2.Bar-tailed Godwits)
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill at 9.14am TG.101.436
Norfolk Hawfinch Honing flew north over Lock Road at 7.58am NR28 9PJ
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Garganey y'day Snettisham Coastal Park in evng

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 22nd April 2021

A beautiful sunny day with light winds, highlights were 2 Red Kites, 15+ Whimbrel, 50 Golden Plover, a Barn Owl, 2 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 10+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroats, 3+ Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, a Whinchat, 4 Stonechats, 3 Wheatears, a Redpoll and 4 Siskins.

In the moth traps 4 Hebrew Characters and an Early Grey were caught, and 4 Green Hairstreaks were also on the wing.

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Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance on east pool in sedge. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still 3.20pm at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Breydon Water at South Wall this morning +10.Arctic Terns flew east
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field just east of car park at 2.38pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still 2.15pm in 1st paddock east of NT car park from coast path +showing well
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy
Norfolk Scaup y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Caspian Gull on Monday Cley NWT +Curlew Sand reported
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem flew north over Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.05am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 1.41pm
Norfolk 5.Garganey (4.drks) still Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 12.30pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston Quay still at north end of paddock east of approach road
Norfolk Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Salthouse still north of A149 on dry pool east of Iron Road at 11.30am
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at All Saints Green on Aviva building opposite John Lewis entrance
Norfolk 25+Whimbrel Loddon still in cattle field between Hardley/ Langley +Hardley Street
Norfolk Water Pipit reported on Tuesday Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Cley at 8.59am
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels still near Hindolveston at Nethergate Farm on small golf course
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still 1ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end of E.Lake near 2.bridges at 7.40am. Keep to permissive paths TL.872.814
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels y'day Kelling Water Meadow by track 100yds beyond guns in morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv y'day Salthouse again on pool west of Beach Road and then flew west

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 21st April 2021

Highlights today included two Ring Ouzels over the Observatory heading East, two Fieldfare along Broadwater Road and at least seven Wheatear and a Whinchat on the grazing marsh, viewable from Thornham Bank.

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Norfolk Wryneck Breydon Water on South Wall west of rugby club in scrub just west of small car park mid a'noon TG.509.074
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns Hockwold Washes this a'noon
Norfolk 7+Ring Ouzels near Hindolveston at Nethergate Farm this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Garganey Hockwold Washes still this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB again this a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still 2pm in field just east of NT car park from coast path +showing well
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field just east of car park at midday
Norfolk 6.Arctic Terns Thorpe St.Andrew flew east over Thorpe Marshes at 1.35pm
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still this morning +Arctic Tern
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (2.ads +1w) Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at 11.43am
Norfolk Common Crane Holkham Freshmarsh again at west end viewable from west end of Holkham Pines
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk 27+Whimbrel Loddon still in cattle field between Hardley/ Langley +Hardley Street
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Winterton South Dunes flew north past Hermanus Restaurant
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still in 2nd paddock east of NT car park from coast path at 9.33am +showing well
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew east over Holme NOA
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels near Hindolveston at Nethergate Farm on small golf course
Norfolk no sign of Wryneck Winterton Dunes near concrete blocks (but Short-eared Owl)

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 20th April 2021

At least five Grasshopper Warblers were reeling around the recording area today, with a notable increase in the number Blackcap, Whitethroat and Willow Warblers present too. Two Redstarts, two Lesser Whitethroat and single  Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail and  Peregrine were also recorded. The first Green Hairstreaks were noted and other Butterflies recorded were Brimstone, Small White and Peacock.

Grasshopper Warbler

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Buckenham Marshes RSPB from fishermen's car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Serin flew west over Beeston Bump at c1.55pm (not east)
Norfolk 2+Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk Serin flew east over Beeston Bump at c1.55pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem SW of Burnham Market flew south over Muckleton this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near mill at 1.20pm
Norfolk Glaucous or Iceland Gull imm flew east past Beeston Bump at 12.30pm
Norfolk Wryneck 1ml east of Cley still late morning at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Osprey flew east over Attleborough late morning
Norfolk 28+Whimbrel Loddon in cattle field between Hardley/ Langley +Hardley Street
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT flew east over East Bank at 10.30am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 10.25am
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes Ludham flew over Ludham Marsh at 9.58am
Norfolk Wryneck 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA flew east along north side mid morning
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still from bridge at 9.49am
Norfolk Wryneck still Cley on NE side by A149 in garden at 8.52am
Norfolk Little Gull ad Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad at 8.40am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still in 1st field east of NT car park from coast path at 8.27am
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels flew SE over Sidestrand
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at 7.45am

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 19th April 2021

Another beautiful sunny day but with a cold breeze, 11 Pink-feet were still on the grazing marsh and 150 Golden Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank were the waders of note. A male Redstart was on the NWT reserve and 12 Crossbills were in the pines but mobile. A Cuckoo was around the recording area and a Barn Owl was seen, with a group of 6 Sand Martins passing through early afternoon together with 2 Swallows. A Ring-necked Parakeet was near the paddocks and 10 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers and 2 Stonechats were seen during the day. 

Only 2 Hebrew Characters and a Powdered Quaker were in the moth traps but a Peacock butterfly was near the Observatory and a Small Copper was in the dunes.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still late a'noon in last paddock east of NT car park from bank near steps
Norfolk Common Crane Holkham Freshmarsh again at west end viewable from west end of Holkham Pines
Norfolk Black Redstart West Runton
Norfolk 3.Garganey Hockwold Washes still this a'noon
Norfolk 3.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park still 2.35pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 3.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad at 1.45pm
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad at 1.10pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Wryneck still 2.04pm Cley on NE side by A149 in gardens tho elusive
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Horsey at end of Nelson Head Track this morning
Norfolk 7.Garganey (5.drks) still Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still from bridge tho distant
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck Cley on NE side by A149 in garden of Sea Lawn by 12.57pm
Norfolk 3.Arctic Terns Thorpe St.Andrew flew over Thorpe Marshes towards Broadland Business Park
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still late morning in 1st field east of NT car park from coast path
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal just E.of Wells at North Point Pools W.of track N.of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance by late morning (but Spoonbill Jack Snipe). Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from rly station TF.932.431
 
Norfolk Wryneck still 11.26am Cley by A149 in garden of Sea Lawn tho elusive
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 11.07am on pool from hide
Norfolk Black Tern till 10.58am Buckenham Marshes RSPB then flew off high +6.Little Gulls then flew off
Norfolk Wryneck Cley in gardens by A149
Norfolk Little Gull Dickleburgh Moor NR at 10.36am TM.173.831
Norfolk 2+Common Scoters flew over Bowthorpe at 12.52am
Norfolk Black Tern Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool in front of hide
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool in front of hide
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west along beach
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston still in 1st field east of NT car park from coast path at 8.46am +showing well