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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 4th November 2020

The Dusky Warbler was reported showing well on occasions around the mouth of the Heligoland Trap. Several Bearded Tits and a Kingfisher were seen around the Broadwater and Sluice area. Sea watching proved productive, with a two hour session producing 26 Great Crested Grebes, 21 Red-throated Divers, 15 Gannets, 13 Little Auks, 6 Guillemots and 2 Fulmars. Seven Twite were again in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB on tideline near Thornham Point at 2.46pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 3.10pm Cley NWT on Keeper's Marsh from A149 Coast Road opposite Sea Lawn +showing well NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv Breydon Water still 2.40pm at east side of narrows +3.Hen Harriers (1.male)
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 2.15pm Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still 1.35pm in willows near Heligoland trap
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Cley NWT this morning (+1w.Caspian Gull)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Little Stint
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Breydon Water at west end
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both ringtails) Breydon Water from South Wall +2.Bewick's Swans flew east +Snow Bunting flew over +Scaup
Norfolk Great White Egret Waxham at Brograve Farm late morning +13.Common Cranes
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT just east of Babcock Hide. Red-necked Grebe flew west past beach car park +3.Scaup flew west +5.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both ads) Salthouse by Beach Road
Norfolk Snow Bunting Bawsey +Hawfinch
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still on Lady Fen +Great White Egret
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 11.24am Cley NWT on Keeper's Marsh from A149 Coast Road opposite Sea Lawn NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.32am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at high tide
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still near Heligoland trap at 9.55am +showing well
Norfolk Shorelark still Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9.35am then flew west over Little Eye
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still Cley NWT on Keeper's Marsh from A149 Coast Road opposite Sea Lawn at 8.09am +showing well NR25 7RZ