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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 Saturday 18th December 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great Grey Shrike again at c2.50pm just south of Waxham on straw bales 300yds west of Frenches Farm TG.436.258
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Holkham Bay still 10am +Slav Grebe Black-throated Diver
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets north of Martham at Cess in cattle fields just east of north end of Cess Road. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB near railway viewable from main track just south of station at 12.50pm
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area (+80.Snow Buntings still) TF.899.460
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike again Waxham between church +horse paddock at 10.58am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +3.Great Northern Divers Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter Spotted Redshank ringtail.Hen HarrierNorfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still off beach car park at 9.15am