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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 Tuesday 28th December 2021

On the sea today Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Crested Grebes were of note and Lapwing numbers exceeded 1000 birds. 

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 3pm on Eye Pool
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits reported Titchwell RSPB +2.Scaup reported
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings y'day Cley NWT still
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Winterton Dunes
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB near railway tho distant (+Water Pipit still 70.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.15am 100yds east of beach car park
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv Pentney GPs still
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marsh
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets y'day Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park with cattle
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.20am on seal carcass 100yds east of beach car park
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks TL.820.936
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley NWT by beach car park
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on seal carcass 100yds east of beach car park
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Welney still at Welney Bridge
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks y'day at Holkham Gap in roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv y'day Pentney GPs