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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 13th November 2020

On the sea today 28 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Gannets and 2 Guillemots. An Avocet was a surprise on the beach and 60 Golden Plover, 37 Black-tailed Godwits and 200+ Lapwings were on the freshmarsh. A Merlin was seen near the wind pump. A pair of Bearded Tits were near the Broadwater and 4 Bullfinches were of note with 7 Snow Buntings on the beach near the Golf Course.


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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Upton Marshes NWT still by Upton Dyke south of Tall Mill Drainage Mill viewed from riverbank

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still early a'noon at Beeston Common in willows opposite bench under oak (+Siberian Chiffchaff still +showing well)

Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 11.33am

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash

Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth North Beach

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER 2/3ml west of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill still on north side by Weybourne Camp +Lapland Bunting flew east (+Great Northern Diver on sea) TG.1016.4313

Norfolk 8+Ravens Burnham Overy Marshes from dunes just west of west end of Holkham Pines at 10.15am

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common in willows opposite bench under oak at 7.30am (+Siberian Chiffchaff still)

Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +2.Great White Egrets still

Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Felbrigg Hall NT

Norfolk Velvet Scoter y'day flew south past California 7.05-10.05am

Norfolk Spoonbill 1w Breydon Water still at east end