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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 8th November 2020

A movement of Blackbirds, Fieldfares and Redwings was noted today with several mixed flocks dropping onto the reserve. A total of 66 birds were ringed including a Great Spotted Woodpecker, female Blackcap and a pair of Bearded Tits. Two Crossbills flew over east calling.
 
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Norfolk Great Northern Diver Salthouse on sea at Gramborough Hill at 3.22pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver West Runton on sea at 3.26pm
Norfolk 40+Snow Buntings Cley NWT near Arnold's Marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich flew west over Red Bridge Park
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Eccles mid a'noon tho elusive
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods 400yds west of drinking pool just south of main track by metal gate at 2.45pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marsh still from north end of Halvergate Branch Road SE of railway bridge at 2.35pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Hingham still on Seamere Fen viewed north from Deopham Road at midday
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still 1.10pm on The Wash
Norfolk Bewick's Swan just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at midday. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Bewick's Swans East Somerton in flooded field just south of Holmes Road
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still between 2.posts by creek at 11.40am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Sheringham flew west at 11.45am
Norfolk 2.Bewick's Swans Horsey Corner this morning +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 11.18am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew east past Weybourne Camp 7.45-9.45am +2.Snow Buntings
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Hunstanton Cliffs on sea at 12.10pm
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still this a'noon Wells Woods by main track at SE corner of The Dell
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle on riverbank 600yds west of church then flew north but no sign of Glossy Ibis
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley at beach car park. Long-tailed Duck flew past coastguards early morning +2.Black-throated Divers Puffin Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 7.Scaup (2.drks) Hunstanton off beach +2.Velvet Scoters
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still by Hermanus Restaurant
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Salthouse again by Iron Road (+Little Stint still)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Puffin flew east past Kelling at 9.31am +2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w still 10.40am north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane
Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w still 9.30am north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Wells Woods by track c150yds from entrance
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley in village
Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w agan north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane at 8.21am
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Eastern Yellow Wagtail north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane by 8.15am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day California in morning
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marsh RSPB still
Norfolk 2+Common Cranes y'day Hickling Broad NWT still late a'noon
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings y'day Happisburgh at coastguards. Lapland Bunting near lighthouse