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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 4th March 2019

Another blustery day but with some spring-like sunshine. A Red Kite was flushing wildfowl on the marsh and a big female Sparrowhawk was along Broadwater Road. A Peregrine flew over the dunes early afternoon. Also of interest today were 250 Golden Plover, 52 Lapwing and 10 Ruff.

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Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap at 1.30pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Sand Martin Gorleston flew over cliffs
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT
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 11.03am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day between Weybourne +Sheringham by A149 at 3pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea