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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 16th January 2022

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose NNE of Stanhoe in field by Burnham Road with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad still 3.40pm from viewing platform
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water by South Wall mid morning +Russian White-fronted Goose Spotted Redshank Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey on saltmarsh from car park at 3.10pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male just north of Acle at 2.30pm
Norfolk 70.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Burnham Overy Dunes still 2.35pm in channel at Gun Hill
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk 35.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Ludham next to Ludham Airfield still 1pm with Whooper Swans
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese NNE of Stanhoe still at Muckleton in field with 4,000+Pink-footed Geese (+3.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) NNE of Stanhoe still 1.30pm at Muckleton Farm in field just north
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.04am on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still 1pm on west side of lake
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets NE of Billockby at Fleggburgh Marshes
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) still NNE of Stanhoe at High Barn by western side of B1155 with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Pensthorpe still with cattle
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad on pontoon at 12.45pm
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.30pm TF.899.460
Norfolk 19.Common Cranes Clippesby in field south of Thurne Road
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad still from viewing platform at 12.12pm
Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Ludham next to Ludham Airfield still with Whooper Swans
Norfolk 8.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from Friends Hide at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Ludham at St Benets Abbey at 11.41am
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Burnham Overy in channel west of Gun Hill at 11.11am
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Welney WWT again in flight from Main Observatory
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail between Ludham Bridge +How Hill flew SE at 10.50am
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still on west side of lake
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh at 10.15am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from wind pump (+30.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Clippesby again in field north of Thurne Road
Norfolk 62.Bewick's Swans Ludham next to Ludham Airfield at 9.30am with Whooper Swans
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks below hornbeams at 9.20am TL.820.936
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB out of roost at dawn
Norfolk RUssian White-fronted Goose y'day Cley NWT in Eye Field at 11am with 3000.Pink-footed Geese