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Tuesday 17th November 2015

The day started well with a flock of seven Whooper Swans over west, followed at Gore Point by a Greenshank, a Peregrine and two Lapland Buntings. Star billing today though went to an approachable Purple Sandpiper east of Gore Point on the shoreline. Other birds noted during the day included another Greenshank on the NWT pools, a Short-eared Owl over the grazing Marsh, a drake Goosander and at least 15 Twite frequenting the area around Thornham Harbour.

Purple Sandpiper - Holme Bird Obs, 17th November 2015