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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 12th April 2019

On the sea today 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Gannet were of note. Raptors included a Red Kite and male Hen Harrier, while waders on the grazing marshes included 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank and 13 Ruff. A Short-eared Owl was on the NWT reserve and a Ring Ouzel was also present there during the morning but elusive. Also of interest were 3 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap and a single Crossbill in the pines.

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Norfolk Arctic Tern Norwich still 3pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again on North Scrape at 2.37pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Holme Dunes +2.Water Pipits
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 2.05pm Morston c450yds west of Morston Quay near conservation area sign
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes still this morning
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton north of Beach Road in North Dunes this a'noon NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still this a'noon 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path +showing well
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 2.Goshawks (1.male) Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.56am
Norfolk Arctic Tern Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad at 11.45am
Norfolk Goshawk ad.fem Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.47am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls west of Fakenham again south of A148 over Sculthorpe Moor NR over Oak Fen at 11.20am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.31am Morston on edge of saltmarsh 500yds west of Morston Quay
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still between Morston +Stiffkey Fen near conservation area sign at 9.57am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path at 8.50am
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel male Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path tho elusive
Norfolk possible petrel sp flew east past Sheringham at c8.25am
Norfolk Arctic Tern Norwich still 3pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again on North Scrape at 2.37pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Holme Dunes +2.Water Pipits
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 2.05pm Morston c450yds west of Morston Quay near conservation area sign
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes still this morning
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton north of Beach Road in North Dunes this a'noon NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still this a'noon 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path +showing well
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 2.Goshawks (1.male) Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.56am
Norfolk Arctic Tern Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad at 11.45am
Norfolk Goshawk ad.fem Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.47am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls west of Fakenham again south of A148 over Sculthorpe Moor NR over Oak Fen at 11.20am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.31am Morston on edge of saltmarsh 500yds west of Morston Quay
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still between Morston +Stiffkey Fen near conservation area sign at 9.57am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path at 8.50am
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel male Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path tho elusive
Norfolk possible petrel sp flew east past Sheringham at c8.25am