Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 28th February 2019

Highlights today were on the sea where 6 Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, 40+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 13 Fulmars, a Gannet, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, and 3 probable Black-necked Grebes were all seen during the day. A Bittern flew across the grazing marshes mid afternoon and a male Hen Harrier flew east just south of the Broadwater at 3pm. Also of interest were 2 Bramblings and 12 Siskins around the pines.

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Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still by promenade at groyne.3 at 3.20pm
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 2.38pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk no sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll (form exilipes) 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR 8.15am-12.50pm NR21 9GN
Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers (1.ad.male) Titchwell RSPB over Thornham Marsh late morning. 2.Black-throated Divers still on sea
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap +east of roped-off area at 12.27pm TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common still near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 11.18am 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Raven flew west over Wells Woods late morning
Norfolk 23.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on shingle ridge 1/4ml east of East Bank at 9.42am
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Cley NWT at 9.33am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west past Sidestrand at 9am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Slav Grebes
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins at 7.51am (+3.Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN