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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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Wednesday 6th December 2017

Nine Barnacle Geese were again in amongst at least 2,000 Pink-feet on the grazing Marsh, a Peregrine drifted over the Observatory early morning and on the sea birds seen included two Long-tailed Ducks and seven Eider.

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Norfolk Hawfinch Felbrigg Hall NT still in trees behind hall at 2.20pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Felbrigg Park in field between main car park +church at 2.15pm
Norfolk 21.Parrot Crossbills still 1.20pm 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site along bridleway north of railway. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich still at Colney GPs tho elusive
Norfolk c30.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site in pines east of road 100yds north of crossing at 10.10am then flew north. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Eccles-on-Sea 150yds NW of Church Lane in weedy field at Hedgehog Walk/ Cross Lane junction at 11am +showing well (+2+Mealy Redpolls) TG.404.292 NR12 0SZ
Norfolk 20.Twite still Thornham Harbour by red brick building
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB +11.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver 3.Spotted Redshanks +Snow Bunting flew east
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour by red brick building at 9.59am