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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 17th March 2019

A flock of 19 Ruff were on the grazing marsh and a Spotted Redshank flew west. At least 3 Barn Owls were hunting during the afternoon, and a Cetti's Warbler was heard at the village hides.

In the moth traps another Dotted Chestnut, 2 Small Quakers, 3 Common Quakers, 3 Hebrew Characters, 5 Mottled Grey, a Pine Beauty, 6 Dotted Borders and a Clouded Drab were caught.

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Norfolk Little Ringed Plover Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape late a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove 1w still Blakeney
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 100yds from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Slav Grebe flew west past Sheringham at 6.22am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common still near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still mid a'noon 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk 10+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still by East Bank. male.Wheatear still in Eye Field
Norfolk 1+Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still (+2.Cattle Egrets). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Reedbed Hide at 10.30am
Norfolk Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR still on north island on east lake
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) Cockley Cley still in garden (+15.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Walcott again at north end of beach at c8am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Cley NWT still 10.35am just west of north end of East Bank on brackish pool
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT on Billy's Wash mid morning
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads) y'day Cley NWT still on Billy's Wash. Water Pipit on Whitwell Scrape then flew west
Norfolk hybrid Ring-billed Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull ad y'day Blakeney harbour
Norfolk Slav Grebe Cley NWT on North Scrape at 9am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+2.Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum early morning
Norfolk 12.Tundra Bean Geese y'day Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) y'day still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+2+Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN