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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 30th March 2021

A gorgeous spring day here at the coast with the appearance of a White-tailed Eagle accompanied by its entourage of Buzzards and Kites over the Grazing Marsh, very much the highlight of the day. Other birds noted during the day included several Siskin and Brambling plus single Blackcap, Redpoll, Swallow and Sand Martin.

The moth traps held 3 Hebrew Characters, 3 Small Quakers and a Red Chestnut.


White-tailed Eagle with Red Kite


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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Twite flew south over Hunstanton Cliffs 6.30-8.30am
Norfolk no sign of Dusky Warbler 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at 9.30am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holme still 1.36pm then flew NE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Salthouse flew east over Gramborough Hill at 1.20pm
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Thorpe St.Andrew still 1.20pm at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still 1.30pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holme Dunes NWT flew over Forestry at 1.20pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew thru Upton Marshes at 10.45am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still
Norfolk Black Redstart between Overstrand +Cromer
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Wells Woods flew east over west end
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Sedge Warbler singing Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle over Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Sheringham Golf Course at 11am then flew west
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham Park again on west side of lake at 10am
Norfolk Sedge Warbler singing Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Ringstead
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Holkham Gap
Norfolk 3.Garganey (all drks) Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male West Runton on fence by path between A149 +Water Lane TG.183.429
Norfolk Bittern y'day Norwich flew ENE over Trix Road at 10.08pm
Norfolk Osprey y'day flew north over Great Ryburgh