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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 26th October 2020


Another breezy day with thundery showers in the afternoon. The Dusky Warbler was showing after the rain at 3.15, near the southern arm of the Heligoland trap. A group of 8 Ruff were on the grazing marsh and Tawny, Barn and Short-eared Owls were all seen. An arrival of Goldcrests was noted during the day with 60+ recorded in the pines, and 6 Bearded Tits were noted in the reeds, while 3 Stonechats, 6 Rock Pipits and 7 Twite were also of interest.

 

A Merveille du Jour (pictured) was in the moth trap and 2 Migrant Hawkers were still on the wing near the Observatory.

 

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Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh at 4.08pm

Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret. Spotted Redshank from Main Observatory

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still in willows near Heligoland trap at 3.15pm

Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 2pm

Norfolk 10+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jardan Hide at 2pm

Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB still on tideline near Thornham Point at 2.10pm

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Weybourne still 2.01pm in willow clump just south of beach car park [heard only] TG.109.435

Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Scolt Head Island by 10am

Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still 12.30pm tho mobile

Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Salthouse on beach at 12.10pm

Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Weybourne Camp this morning

Norfolk 2+Hawfinches Holkham Park still midday 100yds right of entrance gate

Norfolk Richard's Pipit Winterton North Dunes 50yds north of totem pole bushes at 11.10am then flew inland +no further sign

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Warham Greens over saltmarsh mid morning

Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls y'day Holme over saltmarsh in evng +showing well

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still from Lady Anne's Drive at 10.32am

Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Holkham Park Lake north of island at south end at 10.37am

Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Holkham still west of Lady Anne's Drive in fields at 10.16am

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme in trees at campsite

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Weybourne still in willow clump just south of beach car park at 9.05am TG.109.435

Norfolk 6+Hawfinches Holkham Park still in beech +showing well

Norfolk no sign of fem/1w.male.Red-flanked Bluetail Holme by 8.30am

Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Sheringham at Beeston Common on east side in willows opposite bench under oak at 7.30am

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common on east side in willows opposite bench under oak at 7.05am

Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbills Stiffkey at north end of Green Way flew west over car park at 6.56am