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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 16th November 2019

A cool but still day, highlights included 2 Waxwings, a Lapland Bunting over calling, and a Water Pipit trapped and ringed.

Still conditions in the afternoon produced a late Migrant Hawker and Common Darter near the Obs.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting between Hunworth +Thornage on footpath opposite Becks Farm mid a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still c2.30pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Raven flew west over Holkham Pines mid a'noon
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c150yds west of crosstracks still mid a'noon (+probable Siberian Chiffchaff)
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Haddiscoe Island from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay
Norfolk probable Hume's Warbler Holkham Pines c500yds west of crosstracks mid a'noon [2nd bird]
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 11.Snow Buntings Weybourne west of beach car park mid morning
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 1pm c150yds west of crosstracks
Norfolk Snow Bunting Breydon Water near bridge
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still early a'noon viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey at south end of beach +4.Snow Bunting still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 11.55am Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +Velvet Scoter flew west
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still late morning in sallows west of Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in car park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Burnham Overy Dunes (juv.Black-throated Diver still in channel off Gun Hill +c20.Snow Buntings 4+Velvet Scoters 8.Cattle Egrets 3.Great White Egrets)Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+30.Snow Buntings flew west along beach. Red-necked Grebe offshore +5.Slav Grebes 2.Long-tailed Ducks) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Holme
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 10.15am Cley NWT 400yds east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burnham Overy in channel SW of Gun Hill
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point
Norfolk 43.Snow Buntings just south of Hemsby on beach
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over Fen Trail at 9.02am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still west of Joe Jordan Hide at c8.55am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still in hedge viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay cTF.911.441
Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Velvet Scoter drk flew north past Gorleston-on-Sea at 7.46am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on north side of Arnold's Marsh at 7.30am