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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 Saturday 8th January 2022

A Raven was seen on Thornham Bank during a rainstorm in the afternoon, and a Barn Owl was hunting late afternoon.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 3.30pm by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Black Redstart male Winterton still 3.12pm c1/3ml south of beach car park along dune face
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Letheringsett
Norfolk 73+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Cley NWT on sea
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 12.44pm by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still by museum at midday
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) NNE of Stanhoe at Muckleton with Pink-footed Geese +2.Tundra Bean Geese still
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still late morning behind visitor centre
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham still 10.45am on grass on east side of Lady Anne's Drive
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 11am by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Black Redstart male Winterton still c250yds south of beach car park along dune face
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still by Lady Anne's Drive
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 10.05am by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Water Pipit Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR again in bushes at entrance at c9.50am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Cley NWT flew west past beach car park 9.35-9.45am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Cley NWT flew east past beach car park +landed on sea off north end of East Bank at 9.30am
Norfolk no sign of Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Nar Valley Fisheries (permit only)
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Cromer