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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 17th March 2020

The Garganey were again present on the NWT reserve and at least one Bearded Tit was along the Broadwater near the observatory. There was clearly an arrival of Chiffchaffs with at least six sheltering in the dunes and pines behind the rear of the obs. A Peacock Butterfly was also recorded.



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Norfolk 10+Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay mid a'noon +2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR at 1.16pm
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Cley NWT on Watling Water
Norfolk probable Hen Harrier male Salthouse flew in off sea at 2pm then flew west
Norfolk 4+Waxwings still 1.55pm Salthouse at Grout's Lane in Ducklands garden
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) still 12.15pm Holme in North Fields towards wind pump tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.49am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still +6.Great White Egrets 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 5.Waxwings still Salthouse at Grout's Lane in Ducklands garden at 10.45am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) still Holme
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day Blakeney in garden at Kingsway
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove west of track to Raven's Farm TF.673.049