Holme Bird Observatory Monday 25th February 2019

The sea was the highlight again today with 3 Eider, 22 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 8+ Great Northern Divers, 15 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Red-necked Grebes, 3 Slavonian Grebes, and 3 Black-necked Grebes all seen offshore. On the grazing marshes 5 Ruff and 52 Golden Plover were of interest with a Black-tailed Godwit on the Broadwater. Also of note were a Barn Owl and 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Crossbills in the pines and 30+ Siskins over west.

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Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 3pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Winterton north of Burnley Hall this morning
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Horsey on sea defence south of Nelson Head track at 1.30pm
Norfolk 4.Red-necked Grebes Holme Dunes on sea. 3+Black-necked Grebes at 12.58pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Black-necked Grebes Holme Dunes on sea +3+Slav Grebes 8+Great Northern Divers 22.Long-tailed Ducks Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle ridge 1/2ml east of East Bank at 8.45am
Norfolk no further sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll (form exilipes) 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins by late morning (but 3+Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk 2+Black-throated Divers Holme Dunes on sea at 10.50am +1+Red-necked Grebe 12+Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR still on north island on east lake at 9.46am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day NNW of Terrington St.Clement +SW of Ongar Hill
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 9.49am (+2+Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near large ash tree at end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y'day Haddiscoe Island from mound in Waveney Forest this evng +Short-eared Owl still TG.457.011
Norfolk reported possible Grey-bellied Brant y'day Snettisham Coastal Park was an ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes east of Acle flew SW over A47 at Stracey Arms at 8.16am