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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 Monday 10th January 2022

On the sea today Great Northern and Black-throated Divers were reported together with a Slavonian Gebe and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers. A second winter male Hen Harrier was hunting low over the marsh early afternoon and a Merlin flew west.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still mid a'noon on seal carcass north of east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Great Yarmouth at South Beach by industrial site fence near sand extraction area
Norfolk 45+Snow Buntings Snettisham still along beach
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Gap still offshore mid a'noon +Great Northern Diver Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 4.Short-eared Owls Winterton North Dunes still this morning
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme Dunes on sea this a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail 4mls ENE of King's Lynn still at Roydon Common NNR at 2.30pm
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still mid a'noon at south end of lake north of island
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holme Dunes till c1.29pm on sea then flew east
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) c1ml SW of Burnham Market in field west of B1155 then flew west with Pink-footed Geese TF.821.404
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad on pontoon
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still on lake at 12.30pm
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Sculthorpe Moor NR still 12.25pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holme Dunes still on sea late morning
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still midday by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) c1ml SW of Burnham Market in field west of B1155 at 11.58am with Pink-footed Geese TF.821.404
Norfolk 65.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +3.Velvet Scoters offshore +Great Northern Diver TF.899.460
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holme Dunes on sea late morning
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 11.15am by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road then flew west
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still at Two Furlong Hill in horse paddock by B1105/ A149 junction TF.912.433
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from fishermen's car park
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still. 15.Common Cranes east of Thurne still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still. 15.Common Cranes east of Thurne still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on seal carcass north of east end of Arnold's Marsh mid morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp again flew west past scrape close inshore
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre at 8.50am
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road