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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 20th February 2019

Once again the best birds were on the sea with six Long-tailed Ducks and single Great Northern Diver and Shag the most noteworthy. At least six Stonechats remained around the east bank area.

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Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.40pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+Mealy Redpoll still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad flew west over 100.Acre Reedbed at c1.30p
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT +17.Common Cranes
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.30am (+25.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers Titchwell RSPB early morning
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Holme NOA on sea off observatory +Great Northern Diver
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 9.20am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still by promenade at groyne.2 +showing well
Norfolk Scaup drk y'day Welney WWT +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cley NWT between beach car park +North Scrape on Billy's Wash in a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren at 8.30am then flew SW
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.24am
Norfolk 17.Common Cranes Clippesby still in field north of Thurne Road
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Clippesby in fields by Thurne Road at c8.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +5.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Long-tailed Ducks still