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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 29th December 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 1.40pm in paddocks +Lesser Spotted Woodpecker TL.820.936
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach east of beahc car park at 12.20pm then flew west [had become entangled in fishing line before being freed]
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still 12.22pm Pentney GPs from road opposite Ashwood Lodge access road +juv.Great Northern Diver still
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day west of Great Ellingham +north of Rockland All Saints at Chapel Street at April Cottage briefly [heard only]
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle opposite Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still in car park at 11.40am
Norfolk.Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.36am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 10.41am TL.820.936
Norfolk 53.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB on beach at 10.54am TF.647.314
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB from wind pump at 11am (+9.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 21.Bewick's Swans just east of Ingham in field south of Palling Road TG.406.263
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Pentney GPs from road +juv.Great Northern Diver still