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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 Wednesday 12th January 2021

A ringed Chiffchaff was in with the mixed tit flock moving around the reserve this morning and a Greenshank was noted in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Redstart Snettisham still by chalet.27 at 3.03pm tho mobile
Norfolk Black Brant ad reported north of Wells on pitch +putt course at 2.30pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 105.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still 1.27pm east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.899.460
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew SE over East Wretham Heath at 1.35pm +2.Caspian Gulls
Norfolk 24.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 1.13pm
Norfolk Shag 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad on pontoon at 12.55pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.55pm on Arnold's Marsh on mud spit
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Gap still offshore this morning +2.Velvet Scoter Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewable from fishermen's car park (+16.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Wells near beach car park in pines opposite lifeboat station at 12.23pm
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 12.07pm by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums NR25 7SB
Norfolk 100+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area tho mobile at 11.30am TF.899.460
Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still north of A149 viewed from pull-in by metal gate
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 10.27am by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums NR25 7SB
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 9.58am on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks at 9.30am
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 9.28am by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums NR25 7SB
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still east of Arnold's Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still 9am by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums NR25 7SB
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Park still at south end viewed from from jetty at 8.45am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Wells still at Two Furlong Hill in horse paddock by B1105/ A149 junction TF.912.433
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Cley still by A149 at Sea Lawn in guelder rose viewable from garden of Thrums at 8.07am NR25 7S