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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 25th October 2019

Weather deteriorated during the morning with rain before midday. A Peregrine was hunting and 7 Stonechats were recorded in the dunes and on the east bank. Two Rock Pipits and 4+ Bramblings were seen, and a Blackcap was still on the reserve.

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Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham north of Shangri-la chalet this morning (+Y-br.Wblr Black Redstart)
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Mundesley at west end along Sea View Road late morning
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still mid a'noon just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point in sea buckthorn near tower
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich still on Leopold Road opposite The Beehive at c1.40pm NR4 7PJ
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Holkham Freshmarsh flew past The Lookout this morning
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby +5+Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Heacham at chalet.44 viewed from sea wall
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham Coastal Park flew north along shore
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point in sea buckthorn near tower mid morning tho elusive
Norfolk possible Snow Goose Wells over North Point Pools at 10.30am then flew west over town with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Cley till mid morning near beach car park then flew south
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Wells by lifeboat station mid morning
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Cley still 200yds west of beach car park by boats
Norfolk Lapland Bunting on Wednesday Cley on shingle
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT still