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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 10th April 2019

A slightly better day today both weather and migrant wise. A Ring Ouzel was seen at Thornham Harbour, the first singing Whitethroat appeared on the NWT reserve and a Wheatear and two Swallows were seen near the Observatory. On the sea an hour seawatch produced a Great Northern Diver, two Red-throated Divers, four Eider and a Shag with a Velvet Scoter reported later in the afternoon too. On the grazing Marsh and around the Broadwater there were 19 Golden Plover, 14 Ruff and a single Little Ringed Plover.


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Norfolk 2+Little Gulls (both ads) Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad at 3.05pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 3.48pm 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet +east of Barn cafe in grass field with caravan
Norfolk 3.Common Scoters Colney GPs mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 3pm 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet +east of Barn cafe in grass field with caravan
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton north of Beach Road in North Dunes north of totem pole tho mobile (+Black Redstart still) NR29 4DD
Norfolk Little Bunting reported Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 4.Garganey (1.drk) Welney WWT from main observatory tho mobile +Great White Egret. Reserve closes at 3.30pm today
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male flew east over Thornham Harbour at 11.43am
Norfolk Grasshopper Wblr singing Snettisham Coastal Park at 10.10am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham still 1/2ml south of Shangri-La chalet +east of Barn cafe in grass field with caravan at 10.05am +showing well
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common at 8.30am tho mobile
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Grimston Warren tho elusive
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's P