Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 24th February 2019

Seawatching was the highlight again today with 64 Eiders east, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 42 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 5 Fulmars, a Guillemot and a Razorbill all recorded. At least 12 Siskins flew over calling.

A Dotted Border and a Mottled Grey were in the moth trap.

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Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still +Short-eared Owl Great White Egret
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad still Snettisham Coastal Park c1/2ml north of caravan park in fields east of Green Wall mid a'noon with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 1+Black-necked Grebe Holme Dunes still on sea mid morning +2.Red-necked Grebes 2.Slav Grebes 3+Great Northern Divers 4+Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still early a'noon 1.5mls west of Fakenham S of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap near roped-off area this morning TF.896.458
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 flew NE over Sculthorpe Moor NR early a'noon NR21 9GN
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad y'day Snettisham RSPB on Ken Hill Marsh with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 40+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum at 6.45am
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Upton Marshes NWT still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay off Holkham Gap late morning +2.Slav Grebes
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley offshore
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still c10.30am 1.5mls west of Fakenham S of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Winterton
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 9.28am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Red-necked Grebe 2.Slav Grebes Great Northern Diver
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham S of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+2+Mealy Redpolls. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker by main track between vis'centre +Portakabins) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Heacham flew south over North Beach (+10.Bewick's Swans flew north)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver y'day Titchwell RSPB still on sea