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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 28th December 2019

On the sea today 2 Eiders, 40 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-throated Divers, and 8 Great Crested Grebes were observed, with a Red Kite and a Peregrine also seen during the day. Two Bearded Tits were near the Broadwater Hide and a Stonechat was in the dunes.

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Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still offshore at 2.31pm +5.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 24.Common Cranes Ten Mile Bank in recently drilled field 2.fields north of new pumping station at 2.31pm
Norfolk 7.probable Taiga Bean Geese flew from Buckenham Marshes RSPB +appeared to land at Cantley at c2.25pm
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 2.10pm 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 12.Tundra Bean Geese y'day NW of Hemsby in field at Blood Hills late a'noon with 2,500.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Waxwing ad.male Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by car park entrance at railway station at 1.48pm
Norfolk 3+Tundra Bean Geese 1.5mls south of Titchwell in field at Choseley Drying Barns (+Russian White-fronted Goose 2.Barnacle Geese)
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1.08pm 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 c30.Snow Buntings Cley NWT flew east by Arnold's Marsh at 12.24pm tho mobile
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 12.34pm 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 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 at midday +showing well TF.911.441
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 1.5mls south of Titchwell in field at Choseley Drying Barns
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Roydon Common NWT at 10.58am
Norfolk 4+Velvet Scoters Holkham Gap offshore at 11.02am +3.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Holkham Park Lake at 8.50am +showing well +Great White Egret still at south end
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 11.19am 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 no sign of juv.Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge 9am-10am TF.911.441
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 9.58am (+90.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
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 PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male y'day still late a'noon 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Rd at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe Marshes flew NW +landed on Thurlton Marshes at 11.30am