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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 29th October 2020

A rather wet and miserable day at the coast. The Dusky Warbler remained in the Willows around the mouth of the Heligoland trap though elusive and at least six Twite were reported from Thornham Harbour.

The moth traps contained Black Rustic(2), Large Wainscot (4) and Large Yellow Underwing.

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 2.51pm Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh near gate from footpath west of visitor centre +showing well
Norfolk Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12.50pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Thornham Marsh
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 12.50pm Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh near gate from footpath west of visitor centre
Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Marsh RSPB
Norfolk 54.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marsh RSPB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 12.02pm Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh from footpath west of visitor centre +showing well
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Holkham Park still 9.45am 100yds west of entrance gate
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.50am
Norfolk no sign of any Penduline Tits Cley NWT near Daukes' Hide 9am-9.30am
Norfolk 4.PENDULINE TITS reported y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 11.03am
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cantley Marsh RSPB in willows by river at 8.57am TG.369.030
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still in willows near Heligoland trap
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT
Norfolk PENDULINE TIT fem y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 11.03am
Norfolk PENDULINE TIT y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Cley NWT flew west over East Bank at c8.10am
Norfolk Scaup fem still Cley NWT west of north end of East Bank on pool
Norfolk 8+Hawfinches Holkham Park 75yds east of entrance gate in beech canopy at 7.15am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh from footpath west of visitor centre