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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 27th October 2020

The Dusky Warbler was seen heard and heard again this morning around the Heligoland and trapping area, but with the weather deteriorating from late morning onwards there was no further sign. A flock of Swans, around twenty in total, were seen on the sea off Gore Point late morning and were thought to be Bewick's Swans by the observers.

The moth trap was unsurprisingly very quiet with only three moths, a Black Rustic, Turnip and Large Wainscot.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines near Meals House at 2.28pm
Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets Welney still
Norfolk Richard's Pipit reported flew high over Berney Marshes RSPB (+2.Great White Egrets)
Norfolk Scaup fem still Cley NWT west of north end of East Bank on pool. 2.Snow Buntings at north end of East Bank
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Holkham Park Lake at south end at 12.55pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp 6.55-9.25am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Weybourne still in willow clump just south of beach car park at 11.45am TG.109.435
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT flew over Simmonds' Scrape this morning
Norfolk 6+Caspian Gulls (2.ads 2.2w 2.1w) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk 14.Cattle Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still off Lady Anne's Drive with cattle
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Gorleston-on-Sea flew south past pier at 9.25am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Thornham Marsh towards harbour at 10.10am
Norfolk 3+Hawfinches Holkham Park still in beech
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still near Heligoland trap
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB still on tideline near Thornham Point at 7.38am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew east over Cley at 8.31am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Common still in willows opposite bench under oak
Norfolk 3.Hen Harriers (1.male) y'day Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill in evng +Great White Egret 2.Common Cranes