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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 31st March 2019

A quiet day with a sharp north-easterly. A flock of 14 Pink-feet were still on the grazing marshes and 2 Stonechats were on the east bank. Two Redwings flew over calling early morning and 2 Chiffchaffs were singing around the reserve.

Peacock and Orange Tip were around the Observatory, with Early Thorn, Pine Beauty, 5 Clouded Drabs, 4 Common Quakers, 7 Small Quakers, and 5 Hebrew Characters in the moth traps.

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Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Welney WWT (+Cattle Egret drk.Scaup). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 1.55pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on seal carcass early a'noon
Norfolk Black Guillemot flew east past Cley at c11.15am +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Weeting Heath NWT still north of visitor centre
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes from gate near building along main track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk no sign of any Garganey Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Little Broad
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Haddiscoe Marsh