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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 Friday 14th January 2022

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk d40.Snow Buntings Gorleston-on-Sea north of pier at 3.15pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 2.26pm on Arnold's Marsh (+4.Snow Buntings on nearby ridge)
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still 2pm Holkham Bay on beach NW of Joe Jordan track c100yds from edge of dunes
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) NNE of Stanhoe still at Muckleton Farm at 1.19pm in field with Pink-footed Geese +Tundra Bean Goose still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad still from viewing platform at 1.17pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.19pm on shingle ridge just north of Arnold's Marsh on seal carcass (+11.Snow Buntings flew west)
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Burnham Overy still in channel west of Gun Hill
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on beach north of Joe Jordan Hide (+c60.Snow Buntings +Great Northern Diver on sea)
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes east of Thurne still in field north of Thurne Road at 11.30am
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB still iby meadow trail at 11.27am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Cley still on roof of 2nd house west of visitor centre at 10.35am
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on shingle ridge just north of Arnold's Marsh on seal carcass at 10.27am
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad on pontoon at 10am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from wind pump at 9.29am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew west past Weybourne at 9.25am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne Campe flew west over scrape at 9am
Norfolk 3.Bewick's Swans Buckenham Marshes RSPB near wind pump