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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 22nd October 2019

A quieter day than yesterday but still signs of migration with a Woodcock watched coming in off the sea and a Waxwing west over the East Bank. Five Snow Buntings and a single Lapland Bunting were seen at the Golf course end of the reserve. On the sea there were three Goldeneye and a single Eider and at least two Twite and a Spotted Redshank were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea north of North Scrape mid a'noon then flew west
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park at c2.15pm [2nd bird]
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west along shingle ridge over boats mid a'noon
Norfolk Osprey Earsham flew south over wetlands centre at midday
Norfolk Waxwing 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens 300yds west of north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at south end of Walsey Hills NOA this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods SE of The Dell still 12.30pm
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Cley
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL fem/1w.male still 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills in sycamores at SW end (+Ring Ouzel 2.Y-br.Wblrs male.Hen Harrier) TF.923.455
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still by Island Hide
Norfolk 2+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton South Dunes in oaks
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew NW past Mundesley 7.15am-3.15pm (+Sooty S'water 36.Little Gulls 4.Velvet Scoters)