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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 30th December 2019

Highlights today included 3 Eider, a Long-tailed Duck, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 16 Red-throated Divers, 12 Fulmars and 32 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, while on the grazing marshes 700+ Golden Plover, 300 Lapwings and a single Dunlin were of note. A Peregrine was hunting early morning, and 2 Bearded Tits were again near the Broadwater Hide. At Thornham 214 Linnets, 10 Twite and 11 Snow Buntings were seen.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape briefly
Norfolk 2+Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay still +2.drk.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 10+Twite Thornham Harbour still by car park at 2.10pm
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+75+Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 11.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes NWT at Gore Point in roped-off area this a'noon
Norfolk no further sign of possible ad.Grey-bellied Brant 1/3ml NE of Shernborne at 1.10pm but Tundra Bean Goose still TF.721.325
Norfolk 3+Twite Thornham Harbour still by car park at 1.10pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Dersingham in fields at Doddshill Road /Ling House Road junction at 1.18pm
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 12.55pm 3/4ml north of Sedgeford west of Ringstead Road at dung heap in field 1/4ml north of Shaw Farm PE36 5NH TF.710.378
Norfolk 3.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB early a'noon then flew west. Tundra Bean Goose with Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still from Parrinder Hide early a'noon tho distant
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 12.30pm 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Rd at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +showing well PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese Choseley still 11.55am 1/3ml east of Choseley Cottages with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Choseley again in field with Pink-footed Geese +ad.Bewick's Swan
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 11.50am 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Rd at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +showing well PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail north of Docking late morning
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad still 1/3ml NE of Shernborne in field with Pink-footed Geese +1+Tundra Bean Goose TF.721.325
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +4.Long-tailed Ducks. ringtail.Hen Harrier flew from roost
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns west of Choseley Road early morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Rd at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +showing well PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham