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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 19th November 2019

A Great White Egret was on the grazing marsh at Thornham Harbour early morning and a single Snow Bunting was reported at Gore Point.

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Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at Keswick on Low Road
Norfolk 7+Slav Grebes Holkham Bay
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holkham Bay flew west along beach on west side this a'noon (+2.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS still mid a'noon Holkham Pines in sallows c100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide cTF.874.452
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2.15pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Old Hunstanton in sheep field
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Glandford in field by River Glaven with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +Velvet Scoter Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (2.Red-necked Grebes offshore +5+Slav Grebes) TF.896.458
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still early a'noon in car park
Norfolk Little Auk Salthouse offshore late morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay mid morning TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.HUME'S WARBLERS still Holkham Pines in sallows c100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide at 10.55am cTF.874.452
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Waxwing Overstrand on east side briefly then flew off
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley NWT (+60+Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in car park mid morning
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh