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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 31st March 2021

Another nice day at the coast, with a degree of cloud cover adding more favorable conditions for migrants. Three male Ring Ouzels were on the NWT reserve, as was a Black Redstart and there was clearly a general increase in the number of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps on site. Eight Sand martins and a Swallow flew through heading west. Two Common Cranes were seen circling distantly over the mouth of Thornham Harbour.

The moth trap produced 10 Hebrew Characters, 8 Small Quaker, 3 Shoulder Stripe, 2 Early Thorn and single Dotted Chestnut, Red Chestnut, Common and Twin-Spot Quaker.

Dotted Chestnut

Male Ring Ouzel

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Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Norton from sea wall
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still north of road at 2.34pm
Norfolk Black Redstart west of Aylmerton still this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart King's Lynn at 155.Lynn Road this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 1pm
Norfolk 6.Garganey (5.drks) Hockwold Washes at 11.46am. singing Sedge Warbler by river
Norfolk 2.Sedge Warblers Breydon Water at South Wall. Great White Egret flew over North Wall
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sedge Warbler Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT at west end of horse paddocks near diggers
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Felbrigg Hall NT still between church +lake at 9.57am
Norfolk Redstart reported Titchwell RSPB +Black Redstart
Norfolk 2+Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT at west end of horse paddocks near diggers mid morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Halvergate Marshes at Stone Road
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) Hickling Broad NWT on Bishop's Marsh
Norfolk Sedge Warbler Halvergate Marshes at Stone Road
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Horsey
Norfolk Garganey drk Snettisham RSPB on The Wash west of pits at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels y'day Felbrigg Hall in grass field east of lake at 6.45pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Holkham Freshmarsh late evng