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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 16th November 2020

Seawatching today produced 400 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, and 2 Great Crested Grebes, while 6 adult Little Gulls passed east. A Red Kite drifted over and 400 Golden Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Merlin, a Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechats, 2 Bullfinches, 6 Twite and a Bar-headed Goose were of interest around the recording area.

 

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Norfolk Cattle Egret between Acle +Billockby tho distant +15.Common Cranes

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh

Norfolk 6.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 1.51pm

Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both males) flew east past Morston 11am-1.45pm

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still this a'noon 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge +showing well TG.086.441

Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +2.Great White Egrets still +10.Common Cranes flew over

Norfolk 19+Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at NW corner

Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.55am

Norfolk Water Pipit Haddiscoe Marsh

Norfolk Iceland Gull Cley flew west over beach car park at 10.25am

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common at SE corner 100yds west of south end of Caxton Park in willows opposite bench under oak early morning tho elusive (+Siberian Chiffchaff still) TG.165.421

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 10.25am 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill +showing well TG.086.441

Norfolk Spoonbill 1w Breydon Water still at east end

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill at 8am