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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 Tuesday 11th January 2022

On the sea there were single Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver, plus a count of thirty Great Crested Grebes. Twenty four Black-tailed Godwits were on the new scrapes at Thornham and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was in the pines by the Observatory.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on seal carcass north of east end of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 89.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still north of A149 at St.Withburga's gateway at 2.10pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still 2.28pm at Two Furlong Hill in horse paddock by B1105/ A149 junction TF.912.433
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 2.20pm by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums tho mobile NR25 7SB
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still 1.59pm at south end of lake between southern island +jetty
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w reported Salthouse on flood east of Beach Road at 11.35am
Norfolk 31.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still north of A149 viewed from pull-in by metal gate at 1.10pm
Norfolk 18.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks in hornbeams at 1.30pm TL.820.936
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh still north of A149 viewed from pull-in by metal gate at 1.08pm
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets north of Martham still at Cess in field by Cess Road. Use pay +display car park at Martham Boats
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still midday by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums tho mobile NR25 7SB
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes south of Southery at Sedge Fen by Sedge Fen Road
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male y'day Snettisham Coastal Park on beach in morning
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w Great Yarmouth still atSouth Denes opposite South Denes Business Park entrance at 11.10am
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Holme on beach opposite Hunstanton Golf Course at 10.45am
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad on pontoon at 10.35am
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still at south end of lake near southern island at 10.28am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham Harbour
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still at Two Furlong Hill in horse paddock by B1105/ A149 junction TF.912.433
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Sculthorpe Moor NR still behind visitor centre
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still 9.45am
Norfolk 11.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still 9.20am TG.393.196
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums at 8.40am tho mobile NR25 7SB
Norfolk 15+Bewick's Swans (13+ads) y'day Ludham Airfield still TG.393.196