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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 10th November 2020

A somewhat mixed day weather wise, a wet start with a sunny finish. Highlights today included a Treecreeper in the Pines by the Observatory, not a common bird on the site, plus a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Flyover Brambling (2), Redpoll (6) and Siskin were all noted, a male Goldeneye flew over the Broadwater and a Kingfisher was near the Sluice along Thornham Bank. Five Twite were still present in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting Waxham
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Waxham west of main road
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at west end
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew over Breydon Water
Norfolk 14.Snow Buntings Eccles still on beach at North Gap
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises still Acle Straight in flooded field from Tunstall Dyke footpath at 11.25am then flew west +appeared to land near Acle TG.425.093
Norfolk 5.Twite Thornham Harbour still on moorings by creek
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER y'day Weybourne on fence between north side of Weybourne Camp +Muckleburgh Hill at 3pm
Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w Weybourne flew over Muckleburgh Airfield +appeared to land near radar station at c10.30am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.05am
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL on Saturday 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills +DUSKY WARBLER (+Y-br.Wblr) TF.925.458
Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w still north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow flew from field north of pool towards metal gate
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Hingham still on Seamere Fen viewed north from Deopham Road tho distant
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham NNR still along main track 300yds west of Lady Anne's Drive at 8.10am then moved NW