Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 2nd March 2019

Seawatching today produced 4 Eiders, 2 Common Scoters, 29 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Fulmars, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, and 3 Black-necked Grebes. Also of interest were a ring-tail Hen Harrier past south of the Broadwater, 2 Avocets, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, 9 Snipe off the grazing marsh, a Tawny Owl calling in the afternoon, and a Swallow in off the sea at 3.15pm.

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Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 3.05pm at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still by promenade at groyne.3 this a'noon on flowing tide tho mobile
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 2.18pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still midday 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins (3.Otters from Whitley Hide) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour at 12.52pm
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 11.30am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh at 12.12pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT flew over car park +landed on top of Ten Mile Bank
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley drying barns on concrete pad at 9.45am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver past Brancaster Marsh in 2hrs
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 9.13am NR21 9GN
Norfolk 19.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap at 8.45am +Lapland Bunting still (+male.Hen Harrier. 3.Red-necked Grebes Holkham Bay +Great Northern Diver Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore