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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 5th February 2020


Activity on the sea today was limited with a single drake Long-tailed Duck and Eider noted.
On the reserve two Bearded Tits were around the Broadwater edge and in Thornham Harbour the ten Twite were again around the Coal Barn and a Spotted Redshank was in the main channel.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart still 2.45pm Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.01pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 23+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks early a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach below Two Lifeboats pub at 1.10pm. 2.Purple Sands on rocks
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.53am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still at Bramble Hill in field just NW of of plantation +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 11.05am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Black Redstart still Potter Heigham at Herbert Woods boatyard at 11.40am
Norfolk 20+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still from Branch Road at 11.19am
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 10.54am. Do not block gate TF.911.44
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 10.20am TF.728.443
Norfolk 2.Scaup (1.ad.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe by Pleasure Boat Inn
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.25am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 9.18am then flew NW PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day flew west past Kelling
Norfolk 29.Bewick's Swans y'day Ludham Airfield
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes y'day between Acle Bridge +Billockby in stubble field from barn TG.420.124