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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 22nd September 2020

 

Highlights today included four Great White Egrets on the grazing marsh, at least one flyover Tree Pipit and two Grey Wagtails, a Spotted Redshank, Kingfisher and at least two Bearded Reedlings on and around the Broadwater. A flock of around twenty Redpoll were around the pines early morning and a count of at least 45 over flying Siskin was made. On the NWT reserve there was two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Pied Flycatchers and single Redstart and Whinchat. Three Lapland Buntings and a Snow bunting were noted at Thornham Harbour. 

Highlight of the day moth wise was undoubtedly this rather smart Convovulus Hawkmoth

 

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Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT on North Scrape from screen at 3.18pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still 3.09pm on fence SW of caravan site tho distant
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y'day flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 7.15pm
Norfolk Redstart male Winterton Dunes at 2.48pm TG.498.189
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT between Friends Hide +Lyle Hide this a'noon
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Wells Woods still 2.17pm at The Dell in silver birches on south side of meadow
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Holme Dunes still on marshes at 1.49pm. Pied Fly by NWT car park
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh in morning
Norfolk Pec Sand 2mls north of King's Lynn at Lynn Point at River Babingley Sluice at 8am then flew towards River Ouse +no further sign
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills west of Titchwell RSPB in creek by Thornham Point at 1.47pm
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Titchwell RSPB flew low west over dunes at end of main path at 1.10pm (+male.Snow Bunting still. Also 20.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 1.05pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley NWT drifted east on sea this morning
Norfolk 8.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret just south of Horsey Mill at 8.08am. 3.Whinchats near Nelson Head pub
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Langham at 8am
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +4.Great White Egrets 40+Common Cranes
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Brown Shrike Warham Greens at Garden Drove by late morning
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings west of Titchwell RSPB still 10.47am at Thornham Point
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum at 10.30am +18.Crossb
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck reported Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh at 11am with Egyptian Geese
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck reported Cley NWT at 11am with Egyptian Geese
Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE 1w still Warham Greens at Garden Drove in hedge by pig field tho distant
Norfolk Spoonbill just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from r'way station TF.932.43
Norfolk Snow Bunting male Titchwell RSPB still 9.56am on rock by shore 100yds west of end of boardwalk
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point still c9.20am 1/4 way along just east of white bucket but no further sign by 9.50am (+male.Snow Bunting still but no further sign)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA mid morning
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Wells Woods still at The Dell in silver birches on south side of meadow at 9.37am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 2mls S.of Filby at Runham at Runham Swim on pool near windpump. Pk near barns at S.end of Swim Road +take footpath W below bank to W.of windpump NR29 3EH cTG.474.101
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy Dunes flew towards Gun Hill at c9.15am
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point 1/4 way along just east of white bucket (+male.Snow Bunting)
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings west of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point still 1/4 way along near white bucket
Norfolk Snow Bunting male Titchwell RSPB still on beach 100yds west of end of boardwalk
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Holkham Pines at west end
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w y'day Titchwell RSPB in evng +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Stiffkey Woods