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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 21st February 2019

The sea again proved productive, with this morning's sea watch producing 15 Long-tailed Ducks, 11 Eider, two Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe. A Red Kite was seen over the Broadwater and at least eight Stonechats were again present. The mornings hide tide made locating any Twite in Thornham Harbour more difficult and only three were seen.

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Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 1.49pm (+28.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
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 NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren still over hill near tower at 1.05pm +showing well
Norfolk Water Pipit 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Great White Egret 2.Russian White-fronted Geese. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just west of suspension bridge PE14 9TF
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge east of East Bank
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB still early morning
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common again near large ash tree at end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Glossy Ibis flew over Halvergate Marshes at 9.50am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis till c9.40am Breydon Water at NE end then flew west
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 9.30am (+5.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme Dunes still on sea +15.Long-tailed Ducks 2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Breydon Water at NE end mid morning