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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 8th April 2021

Seawatching produced an adult Little Gull east, 8 Common Scoters and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers. At least 4 Swallows passed through during the day, but there was little more in terms of migration.

In the moth traps 6 Hebrew Characters, 2 Small Quakers and a Common Quaker were noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool still 4.35pm
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still 2pm Blakeney Point on shingle ridge 1/4ml west of Halfway House
Norfolk 2.Grey Phals Cley NWT at 3.30pm: 1w.in NW corner of Eye Field still on pool, 1.on Billy's Wash (+Spoonbill)
Norfolk Little Gull ad Thorpe St.Andrew still 4pm at Thorpe Marshes at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still 4.08pm in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Swift Wymondham flew over sewage works at 3.15pm
Norfolk 4.Garganey Hockwold Washes still TL.711.865
Norfolk Iceland Gull Salthouse just east of Gramborough Hill mid a'noon then flew SW
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshea at St Andrew's Broad
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still 1.30pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 2.Hooded Crows between Horsey +Winterton just west of dunes in sheep field at Bramble Hill
Norfolk 12.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes TG.372.318
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still this morning (+3.Spoonbills flew west)
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/3ml south of Horsey Mill still mid morning in field by road
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Horsey from Nelson Head track
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still Blakeney Point on shingle ridge 1/4ml west of Halfway House at 10.50am then flew west
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park still 10.57am at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still mid morning in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool
Norfolk Kittiwake ad Whitlingham Ctry Park mid morning +ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Titchwell RSPB on beach at dusk
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/3ml south of Horsey Mill in field by road at 7.30am
Norfolk 2.Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Cley NWT still in NW corner of Eye Field on Eye Field Pool