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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 7th April 2019

A foggy and frustrating day with poor visibility throughout. A male Wheatear was on the east bank with a pair of Stonechats, and Blackcap and Chiffchaff were on the reserve. Four Med Gulls were noted and 2 Siskins flew over calling.

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Norfolk Smew redhead Ormesby Broad just east of A149 bridge at 2.10pm
Norfolk Hoopoe still 1.43pm Winterton north of Beach Road in North Dunes on path 200yds north of totem pole
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew south over Waxham Sands at 1pm
Norfolk Hoopoe still c1.10pm Winterton south of Beach Road on east side of South Dunes opposite steps to holiday camp NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 over Sculthorpe Moor NR late morning NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hoopoe still c10.55am Winterton north of Beach Road near car park NR29 4DD
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton south of Beach Road in South Dunes on ridge
Norfolk Garganey y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Titchwell RSPB in suaeda 100yds south of beach
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool from screen at 6.10am