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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 8th October 2020

A bit of mixed day weatherwise with strong southwesterly winds and rain, which cleared later in the day with the wind veering round more to the north. Birds recorded included two Yellow-browed Warblers, one by the NWT pay hut, the other on the NOA reserve. At least two Lapland Buntings were on the beach towards Thornham Harbour mouth, a Spotted Redshank was around the Broadwater and a Jack Snipe flew in high over the dunes and was seen to land on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still south of Pinewoods Caravan Park on fence west of crossroads at 2.34pm +2.Lapland Buntings flew over
Norfolk Hoopoe still 2.33pm Wighton 1/2ml west of Potter's Farm by manure heap south of Crabbe Road +showing well TF.928.398
Norfolk Little Gull ad still mid a'noon just E.of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Great White Egret still. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 2.09pm 1ml NW of Martham +south of River Thurne at Martham Ferry in 4th field east of car park. From Ferrygate Lane take footpath TG.449.199
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day Winterton
Norfolk Red-necked Phal 1w still 1.15pm Salthouse north of A149 viewable from track to Little Eye TG.076.440
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes Clippesby in field
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 12.49pm 1ml NW of Martham +south of River Thurne at Martham Ferry in 2nd field east of car park. From Ferrygate Lane take footpath TG.449.199
Norfolk dead Ring Ouzel Holt
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 1ml NW of Martham +south of River Thurne at Martham Ferry in 1st field east of car park early a'noon (+Spotted Redshank). From Ferrygate Lane take footpath TG.449.199
Norfolk Red-necked Phal 1w still Salthouse north of A149 viewable from track to Little Eye at 11.45am TG.076.440
Norfolk Hoopoe still Wighton 1/2ml west of Potter's Farm by manure heap south of Crabbe Road at 10.55am +showing well TF.928.398
Norfolk Little Gull ad just E.of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 10.38am +Little Stint Short-eared Owl. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thornham in garden at 10.45am
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh west of Lady Anne's Drive at 10.39am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still near north end of Lady Anne's Drive at 9.51am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs y'day Holme: 1.by River Hun, 1by coast path behind bir observatory. Spotted Redshank again on The Broadwater