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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 Thursday 30th December 2021

Numbers of wildfowl increased to around 1500 Wigeon and 900 Teal in and around the Broadwater today, two Goosanders flew west offshore and single Woodcock, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Red Kite were recorded. 

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Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +ringtail Hen Harrier. 14.Common Cranes on Lady Fen
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT again flew SW over Lady Fen mid a'noon
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still 1.54pm Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk 78.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at 2.06pm TF.899.460
Norfolk 70.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap TF.899.46
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.40pm flew west over East Bank
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still 1pm Pentney GPs from road opposite Ashwood Lodge access road +juv.Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Martham flew south near middle wall at 12.01pm
Norfolk Lesser White-fronted Goose ad Ranworth Broad NWT at midday with Greylag Geese
Norfolk 14.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach behind Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.20pm in Eye Field near pool by pillbox
Norfolk 148.Bewick's Swans y'day Southery at Sedge Fen
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Stiffkey over saltmarsh at 11.52am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still 11.31am Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from just beyond wind pump tho distant
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets north of Martham still at Cess in field with straw bales by Cess Road at 11.20am. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.12am by Eye Pool [right leg is broken]
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT till 10.43am then flew east along beach
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still at car park/ tank road at 9.50am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 9.20am then flew north TL.820.936
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 9.30am TF.899.460
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Pentney GPs from road opposite Ashwood Lodge access road at 9.33am +juv.Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway near telegraph poles at 9.27am
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap near roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still at Two Furlong Hill in paddock by A148 junction at 8.53am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on seal carcass 100yds east of beach car park at 8.10am