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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 31st December 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT-For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert for as little as 14p per day 

Norfolk Shag juv Burnham Overy on sluice opposite Burnham Water Mill at 2.54pm
Norfolk 10.Bewick's Swans Breydon Water along South Wall this a'noon. Spoonbill at west end
Norfolk 8.Bewick's Swans Waxham opposite Walnut Farm
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still near Fen Hide at 2.05pm
Norfolk 126.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore at 1.57pm
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Pentney GPs from road opposite Ashwood Lodge access road +juv.Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets north of Martham still at Cess in field with straw bales by Cess Road. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Ormesby on Little Broad at 12.35pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby on Little Broad at 12.15pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.13am on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Cley NWT offshore +10.Snow Buntings
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 11am (+50.Snow Buntings) TF.899.460
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB near railway viewed track
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10am TL.820.936
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 100yds east of beach car park at 9.05am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still 9.03am at Two Furlong Hill in horse paddock by B1105/ A149 junction cTF.912.433
Norfolk 5.Bewick's Swans y'day Haddiscoe Marshes +Water Pipit
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 8.40am TL.820.936
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells in paddock opposite Sutton Funeral Directors at 8.25am TF.912.432