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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 Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Birds of note on the sea included 3 Great Northern Diver, 6 Eider and Red-necked and Slavonian Grebe. 3000 Pink-feet spent varying parts of the day on the Grazing Marsh and 3 Pintail (2 drakes) were again on the Broadwater. 

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Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Somerton Holmes still
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB still on beach
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Buckenham Marshes RSPB still just east of windpump
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese north of Martham at Cess at north end of Cess Road. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB 400yds east of wind pump at 11.25am
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Holkham Bay still +3.Slav Grebes 3.Velvet Scoters Black-throated Diver 125.Snow Buntings
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets West Somerton still 1/2ml north of Somerton Staithe
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on shingle ridge at east end of Arnold's Marsh on seal carcass at 10.22am
Norfolk 100+Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB at 9.20am
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 9.10am TF.899.460
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes again on sea +Slav Grebe 3.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk no sign of juv.Iceland Gull East Wretham Heath
Norfolk Iceland Gull Weybourne on beach west of car park at 8.45am
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB