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Our Christmas Eve Birdwatch was another success with 105 species seen on the day! To read the full trip report just click on the link on the Observatory Website home page.
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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 17th December 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Hickling Broad NNR on Brendan's Marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Smew redhead Titchwell RSPB offshore at 2.47pm
Norfolk 3.Common Crane Somerton Holmes at midday
Norfolk 2+Red-necked Grebes Holkham Bay still
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Cley NWT in NW corner of Simmonds' Scrape at 12.41pm
Norfolk 2+Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB in flight near railway briefly 12.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still in field east of Lady Anne's Drive viewed from A149
Norfolk no sign of Great Grey Shrike Waxham 9.30-11.30am (but male.Hen Harrier. 50.Snow Buntings Happisburgh 1ml north of lighthouse on undercliff from coastal path. 20.Bewick's Swans east of Ingham still south of Sea Palling junction)
Norfolk no sign of Great Grey Shrike Waxham 9.30-11.30am (but male.Hen Harrier. 50.Snow Buntings Happisburgh 1ml north of lighthouse on undercliff from coastal path. 20.Bewick's Swans east of Ingham still south of Sea Palling junction)
Norfolk no sign of Great Grey Shrike Waxham 9.30-11.30am (but male.Hen Harrier. 50.Snow Buntings Happisburgh 1ml north of lighthouse on undercliff from coastal path. 20.Bewick's Swans east of Ingham still south of Sea Palling junction)
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area (+49.Snow Buntings still) TF.899.460
Norfolk 5.Red-necked Grebes y'day Holkham Bay still +2.Slav Grebes 5.Velvet Scoters