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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 16th March 2019

Moth traps were surprisingly busy today despite the gales, with 2 Mottled Grey, 5 Hebrew Characters, 6 Common Quakers, 1 Chestnut, 1 Oak Beauty, 1 Red Chestnut, and 1 Dotted Border.

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Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks below Crown pub
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley still on sea off beach car park this a'noon
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide early a'noon
Norfolk 7+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape late morning. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk White Wagtail Kelling Quags briefly then flew east
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Heigham Holmes again viewed from bank at 10.53am
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle ridge by Arnold's Marsh. Short-eared Owl still mid morning at North Scrape +1w.Spoonbill still on Billy's Wash
Norfolk White Wagtail Winterton Dunes in car park
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from main observatory at 10.38am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still (+Cattle Egret again). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret Heigham Holmes again viewed from bank
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT flushed near North Screen at 9.15am. 1w.Spoonbill still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese flew east past Cley NWT at 9.15am