Holme Bird Observatory Monday 18th February 2019

On the sea today 400 Wigeon, 8 Eiders, 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks, a drake Common Scoter, 5 Goldeneye, 23 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver on the sea, a Black-throated Diver flying past east and landing west of Titchwell beach at 3pm, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were also of interest. Two Red Kites drifted west over the grazing marshes, and the Tawny Owl was calling near the Observatory in the afternoon.

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Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+25.Snow Buntings Long-tailed Duck 6.Spoonbills) TF.896.458
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea mid a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT again
Norfolk no sign of Little Bunting Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.25pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+5.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hooded Crow reported Winterton by Commissioners Dyke
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham Point this a'noon
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still late morning 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+Mealy Redpoll still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) reported still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at west end of Sea Pool on seal carcass at 9.45am (+40+Snow Buntings still on shingle at east end of Arnold's Marsh)
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Spotted Redshank still on Volunteer Marsh