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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 Monday 20th December 2021

Two Whooper Swans were of note this morning, and at sea 15 Eider, a Long-tailed Duck, 622 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated and 3 Great Northern Divers, Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes were all seen. A Woodcock was flushed on the reserve and a Merlin, 2 Cetti's Warblers, Chiffchaff, 25 Fieldfares, 4 Redwings and a Siskin were also of interest.

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Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still mid a'noon Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from River Yare footpath c400yds east of wind pump (+5.Whooper Swans (2.ads) flew NNW at 2.25pm) TG.355.052
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets north of Martham in field west of north end of Ferrygate Lane at 12.50pm TG.445.193
Norfolk.Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash. fem/1w.male.Black Redstart on beach
Norfolk Great S'water flew east past Sheringham at 9.12am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from River Yare footpath c1/3ml east of wind pump at 12.15pm TG.355.052
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse flew east past north end of Beach Road at midday
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.50am flew east past East Bank (+30.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret north of Martham still at Cess in cattle fields just east of north end of Cess Road. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk Cattle Egret Felbrigg Hall NT in trees on west side of lake at 10.29am then flew south
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still c10.45am on sea off beach car park then flew east
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still along Fen Trail
Norfolk 22.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 9.06am TL.820.936
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings y'day Happisburgh still in clifftop stubble field between old Coastwatch +Ostend in morning