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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 19th February 2019

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

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