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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 12th October 2020

On the sea today 3 Eider, 400+ Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes and a summer plumage Slavonian Grebe were recorded during the afternoon. A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew over lavender marsh at 12.30pm, and 2 Jack Snipe were also of note. Four Bearded Tits, 5 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Fieldfares, 25 Redwings, 8 Song Thrushes, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Rock Pipits, 5 Siskins, a Snow Bunting at Gore Point and 3 Lapland Buntings over the east bank were the other sightings of interest.

 

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Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water at east end at 2.50pm then flew towards Burgh Castle

Norfolk Osprey Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh from inner sea wall at c3pm

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Salthouse flew in off sea at 2.10pm

Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme at Gore Point

Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still at west end 100yds east of dunes in ivy south of track at 12.44pm +20.Crossbills flew over. Short-eared owl Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk

Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still at west end 100yds east of dunes in ivy south of track at 12.44pm +20.Crossbills flew over. Short-eared owl Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk

Norfolk Black-throated Diver ad Sheringham

Norfolk Great White Egret flew south over Winterton

Norfolk 8.Common Cranes Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey 1/2ml east of cross towards Thurne Mill at 12.20pm. Use St.Benet's Abbey car park

Norfolk Great White Egret flew over Waxham +Snow Bunting flew over

Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Weybourne flew west over Weybourne Camp by 10.25am

Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy still on saltmarsh at 11.07am

Norfolk 23.Common Cranes (20.ads) Clippesby still in field late morning

Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings flew west over Holme Dunes NWT

Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still at east end by west end of Holkham Pines in 1st hollow on south side

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sedgeford by path west of church at 9.44am tho elusive

Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Waxham at church

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Haddiscoe flew SE over Haddiscoe Bridge at 8.15am

Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 1ml NW of Martham +south of River Thurne at Martham Ferry in 2nd field east of car park at 9am. From Ferrygate Lane take footpath TG.449.199

Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day flew NW over Bawsey in morning

Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets y'day Burnham Overy Marshes +Great White Egret