Holme Bird Observatory Monday 15th April 2019

A little more south in the wind made a lot of difference today, with a Spoonbill heading east, 3 Red Kites drifting low over the grazing marsh, a Whimbrel flying over calling, single Black-tailed Godwit and 10 Ruff on the grazing marshes, 2 adult Med Gulls, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 12 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 4+ Ring Ouzels, 2 Fieldfares, a male Stonechat, 2 Tree Pipits over east, a Brambling and 4 Crossbills all of interest today.

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Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Burnham Norton at 11.45am
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Hoopoe still early a'noon Winterton off Beach Road in flight from near toilet block NR29 4DD
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad still 11.30am from hide
Norfolk Garganey drk Aldeby still on pool viewed from river bank at Castle Marshes
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet in grass field with caravan viewable from coast path late morning
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton south of Beach Road on east side of South Dunes opposite lighthouse at 11.05am NR29 4DD
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between West Somerton +Horsey still mid morning with Greylag Geese (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Cley NWT flew east along A149
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Winterton at Low Road then flew off
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cley NWT on north side of Eye Field mid morning tho mobile
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Winterton
Norfolk 2.Ospreys Rockland Broad still from hide at 8.30am
Norfolk Black Redstart Beeston Bump in sheep field at 8.15am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Beeston Bump in sheep field
Norfolk Hooded Crow flew east over Sidestrand +male.Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cley NWT from Avocet Hide briefly 7.40am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Framingham Earl in garden briefly 7.38am then flew east
Norfolk Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew east over Colney GPs at c7.10am