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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 22nd March 2019

On the sea today 12 Common Scoters, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers and a Red-necked Grebe were of note. A ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting near Thornham Harbour and a Firecrest was in the pines behind the sea-watching hide. A single Wheatear was out on the grazing marsh during the afternoon.

In the moth traps another Dotted Chestnut, 5 Small Quakers, 4 Clouded Drabs, 13 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers and an Early Thorn were recorded.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.fem Weeting Heath NWT still 2.44pm opposite visitor centre
Norfolk Black Redstart male Great Yarmouth by Haven Holiday Camp entrance at 2.30pm
Norfolk hybrid Ring-billed Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull ad still Blakeney Harbour at 2.05pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew south just south of Happisburgh at 1.40pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.fem Weeting Heath NWT still 1.33pm in pine
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv 1ml NE of Bacton flew ESE past gas terminal at 1.24pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv 2mls south of Mundesley at Knapton flew SE over church at 1.18pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv just south of Cromer flew ESE at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew over Kelling Heath at 12.49pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv 1ml east of Cley still 12.38pm in wood south of Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton in paddock at Low Road
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew east over Morston at 12.15pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew east over Cley NWT at 12.25pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew east over Holkham Hall at 11.59am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Burnham Overy still 11.45am over wood south of grazing marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.fem Weeting Heath NWT still from car park at 11.05am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Burnham Overy flew east to grazing marsh at 11.08am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes on sea
Norfolk 2.Wheatears (both males) Salthouse at 10.19am
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still on Lady Fen +Cattle Egret still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still
Norfolk Common Crane 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +Great White Egret. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB again on sea
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 2+Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool. 4.Slav Grebes on sea +2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still on coal barn
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Holme Dunes +White Wagtail