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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 6th November 2019

A calling Waxwing briefly in the Pines at the back of the Obs was arguably the best bird of the day, with other noteworthy being species 41 Eider and single Great Skua and Slavonian Grebe on the sea.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. 2.Short-eared Owls Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham (+2.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over West Runton early a'noon (+Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) still)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Waxham in dunes then flew NW
Norfolk 7.Twite Scolt Head Isand +Redstart
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs Wells Woods just west of 6.pines at midday
Norfolk no sign of Hoopoe Bradwell by Lord's Lane in horse paddock at Cley Road/ Doles Lane junction by late morning
Norfolk 26.Snow Buntings Salthouse at 9.49am +Hen Harrier +Short-eared Owl flew west
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew west past Weybourne +2.Velvet Scoters flew west
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham flew west over The Dell
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Sheringham by 10.01am (+Long-tailed Duck 2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk 3.Little Auks flew past Titchwell RSPB (+Snow Bunting flew over)
Norfolk Waxwing flew west over Holme NOA
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of East Bank
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv y'day Cley NWT still on pool west of East Bank