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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 9th November 2019

Highlights today were a Richard's Pipit over west during the morning, a Swallow over the east bank late afternoon, 2+ Bearded Tits around the Broadwater, 5+ Stonechats, 4 Blackcaps, a single Fieldfare, 3 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 2+ Redpoll sp, and 8 Siskins. A flock of 20 Snow Buntings were on the Golf Course and a Lapland Bunting was at Gore Point, while 3 Twite were seen in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers (1.male) Stiffkey at 3.54pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton at farm buildings on Downs Road
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 3pm 250yds west of crosstracks
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea off beach at 2.53pm
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still 2.30pm Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 east of Burnham Overy village +5.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines 250yds west of crosstracks at 2.06pm (+Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines at 2.06pm (+Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT +Great White Egret. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Sheringham flew past this morning
Norfolk Little Auk Holkham Freshmarsh released onto Lookout Pool at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Cley 7.30am-10.10am (+30.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Titchwell RSPB flew west over Patsy's Pool at 11.32am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 8.15am
Norfolk Little Auk Cley offshore mid morning
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still 9.05am Titchwell RSPB in flight over Patsy's Pool but no sign since [observed 3.times in flight 7.20am-9.05am]
Norfolk Little Auk Holkham on puddle south of path just before Meals House accessed from Washington Hide end
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 east of Burnham Overy village +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Wymondham at Silfield NR in bushes at meadows
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Wymondham at Silfield NR at north end
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still mid morning Titchwell RSPB in flight over Patsy's Pool on +off +Lapland Bunting flew over
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham 7am-8.20am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Salthouse at 8.15am
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over tank road
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 3.White-fronted Geese Hunstanton on Ringstead Road at 7.20am
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew west past Cromer 11.05am-3.05pm (+Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male again Titchwell RSPB flew over Patsy's Pool at 7.20am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day Haddiscoe Marsh