Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 16th February 2019

A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew along the southern edge of the Broadwater at 9.40am and 3 Crossbills were in the pines. A Siskin flew over calling and at least 1 Barn Owl was hunting near the village. On the grazing marshes 11 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit were of interest. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Stonechats were around the reserve, and 12 Twite were seen in Thornham Harbour.


A female Crossbill photographed by Nick Bowman

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Buckenham Marshes RSPB again east of hide at 3pm
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Cley
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley off coastguards car park at 2.40pm with c500.Common Scoters
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls (both juvs) still 2.20pm Cley NWT on North Scrape then 1.flew west
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area at 1.43pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.50pm at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just south of suspension bridge at 1.06pm PE14 9TF
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls Cley NWT on North Scrape at 1.10pm
Norfolk c40.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.51pm on North Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.42pm c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass then flew west towards reserve
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Cley still east of East Bank at 11.45am tho mobile
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.45am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+20.Snow Buntings. 60.Russian White-fronted Geese on freshmarsh) TF.896.458
Norfolk 15.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 12.Twite Thornham Harbour still from sea wall 400yds NW of car park at 10.36am
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Holkham Bay still 3pm east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area +25.Snow Buntings. Great White Egret from Joe Jordan Hide +10.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c1.25mls south of Brancaster at B1153/ Sussex Farm junction at 9.58am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 9.55am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk Great White Egret ESE of Wells by Stiffkey Road
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 9.29am
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre at 8.15am TL.854.819
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 9.04am c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass (+7.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park with Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 8.51am on North Scrape
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 8.09am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still east of East Bank at 8am (+1+Snow Bunting)