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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 7th March 2020

Two Common Cranes flew over just after midday and 8 Twite were at Thornham Harbour. A movement of raptors was noted with 6+ Buzzards and 6 Red Kites moving west, and a Peregrine was hunting over the grazing marsh. A Chiffchaff was singing briefly near Holme Marsh and a Water Pipit was on the fields there.

A single Hebrew Character was in the moth traps.

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Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 3.45pm TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley NWT flew west along beach
Norfolk Shorelark still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 1.39pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1.15pm 1ml SW of Fincham west of Black Drove in hedge near Raven's Farm junction tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Common Crane Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Holme NOA at 12.15pm
Norfolk 8.Twite still Thornham Harbour by coal barn at 6.50am TF.728.443
Norfolk 70+Russian White-fronted Geese Cley flew SE over coastguards
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field west of road viewed from barn north of Marsh Farm TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Titchwell RSPB 11.27am-11.40am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Burnham Overy at 11.15am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Wells Beach Road at 11.03am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.48am 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge near Raven's Farm junction tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Salthouse at 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Walsey Hills NOA at 10.35am
Norfolk Goshawk West Runton circled behind Incleborough Hill at 9.30am then drifted SE
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Weybourne Camp at 10.26am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in bush viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 7.21am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires near Raven's Farm junction