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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 24th November 2019

The Glossy Ibis stayed for another day showing well from the sea wall. Also still present was a White-fronted Goose, 10 Redshank, 3 Snipe and 2 Cetti's Warblers. A pair of Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Broadwater, and a Woodcock was flushed on the NOA reserve.

 
Glossy Ibis by Les Bunyan

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT by East Bank at 2.15pm
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach at 2.50pm
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham Coastal Park still 2.15pm by inner sea wall
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Wells still 2pm over fields west of town
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 1.44pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Weybourne still 1.35pm in ploughed field viewable from A149 west of steam railway bridge with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes at 1.24pm with cattle
Norfolk Bonxie Salthouse still 1.15pm on beach east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 1pm Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park tho distant
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey still on beach at south end of seal colony late morning
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Holme NWT on saltmarsh opposite path from toilet block at midday
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Burnham Overy again on beach opposite end of boardwalk at 10.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.25pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Weybourne in beet field NE of station at 11.48am with Pink-footed Geese +2.Tundra Bean Geese still. View from public footpath south of railway
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR. Great White Egret Warham Freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR. Great White Egret Warham Freshmarsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still this a'noon north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Bonxie Salthouse on beach east of Gramborough Hill at 12.07pm
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Snettisham Coastal Park (+White-fronted Goose in flooded field with Greylag Geese)
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad north of causeway at 11.10am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley (+Water Pipit 40+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB offshore still 11.25am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still 10.50am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 10.56am 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+44.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Weybourne in fields just before village south of road with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay still 9.25am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 9.50am Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park (+White-fronted Goose still +6+Twite in car park)
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.12am TF.896.458
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR 1w still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 9.08am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore at 8.12am +4.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still 8.12am Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w still Thornham Harbour in field by footpath west of car park at 7.15am