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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 2nd April 2021

A cold grey day, with a reflective number of migrants in and around the reserve recording area. A single Wheatear was on the East Bank, with it or another seen later in the day on the NWT reserve. A single male Crossbill was in the pines, along with the flock of around 15 Brambling and at least four Siskin. A  Little Ringed Plover and Greenshank were on Thornham Pools.

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Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Camp

Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine mid a'noon

Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Titchwell in horse paddock at 2.12pm TF.753.438

Norfolk Garganey drk Hockwold Washes still

Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both ads) Cley NWT again east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 1.40pm

Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme Dunes near horse paddock

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still at Winterton Holmes in ploughed fields at 12.45pm then flew towards beach

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags again on pool this morning

Norfolk 4.Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Norfolk again no sign of male.Little Bunting c2mls west of Castle Acre at West Acre in area with no general access

Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still

Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on 1st pool at 10.45am

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way

Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both males) y'day Haddiscoe Marsh

Norfolk 3.Garganey (1+drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB