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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 3rd April 2019

With singing Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps you could have thought spring had arrived, though the frozen hail that carpeted the edge of path to the Obs early morning told a different story! A Short-eared Owl in the dunes, two Siskins and a Red Kite over East and a pair of Stonechats on the East Bank ( the male colour ringed and from the Dersingham Bog project) were the highlights of the day.

A Firecrest was also present at Walsey Hills.

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Norfolk Firecrest 1ml east of Cley still mid a'noon just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 2.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT at 1.47pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose ad still 1.55pm Buckenham Marshes RSPB east of main track with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose ad still mid morning Buckenham Marshes RSPB west of track with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holkham Freshmarsh flew past Joe Jordan Hide at 12.43pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB still this a'noon +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv Welney WWT at 12.26pm then flew east
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Claxton Marshes still from river bank at 12.10pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv still 1.5mls west of Weeting at Weeting Heath NWT late morning IP26 4NQ
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB still from viewpoint at 10.50am
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton by groyne.5 at 10.05am
Norfolk Firecrest 1ml east of Cley +just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in blackthorn right of path at 9.45am +showing well
Norfolk probable Greenland White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB west of track with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Rockland Broad again