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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 Sunday 9th January 2021

On the sea today 4 Eider, 48 Common Scoter, 32 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated and 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes and 9 Little Gulls were seen. A Chiffchaff was near the village hides and at the back of Drove Orchards at least 30 Fieldfares were seen. A pair of Stonechats were beside the Observatory building.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still 3pm Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from fishermen's car park
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 4.Short-eared Owls Welney WWT from road
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Sculthorpe Moor NR still 2.30pm by visitor centre
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still from viewing platform
Norfolk Waxwing Cley till 12.35pm by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road then flew towards Cley village
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Welney WWT on flood NE of Lady Fen at 1.20pm
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still at paddocks at 1.12pm TL.820.936
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 1.10pm by visitor centre
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv King's Lynn SE of Saddlebow Bridge on River Ouse relief channel south of Tail Sluice
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still 1pm Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from fisherman's car park (199+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park on lake at 11am
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 12.22pm by visitor centre
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 12.22pm by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Gap still 12.21 offshore +3.Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 110.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv King's Lynn near power station
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at midday TL.820.936
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still 11.57am by visitor centre
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets north of Martham Ferry west of Martham Boat Dyke at 11.45am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Blakeney Harbour viewed from Stiffkey Fen at 11.35am
Norfolk Common Crane flew west over Whitlingham at 11.29am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets north of Martham still at Cess in field by track east of Cess Road at 11.30am. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats TG.441.189
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still 11.20am Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from mill
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Welney WWT
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still 11.04am on Great Broad on green pontoon
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB still along beach
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Gap still offshore +4.Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 55.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk.Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB on mudflats at 10.43am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still 10am Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from mill
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blakeney Harbour on saltmarsh +2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR till 9.09am behind visitor centre then flew off +no further sign by 9.35am
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still 9.15am by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still at 9.09am behind visitor centre
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT flew east over Arnold's Marsh at 9.10am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from windpump at 8.54am
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad at west end at 8.25am
Norfolk Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre at 8.24am +showing well
Norfolk Waxwing Cley still by A149 at Sea Lawn viewable from road at 7.56am