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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 12th February 2019

A look at the sea mid-morning produced a single drake Long-tailed Duck, four Eider, twelve Red-breasted Merganser and two Goldeneye. The Twite were again present in Thornham Harbour with a count of thirteen birds made. Water Levels are returning to normal again at nearby Redwell Marsh, with several hundred Teal and Wigeon noted on there during the course of the day.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +2.Common Cranes
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets near Welney WWT still at 100.Foot Drain on bank from suspension bridge
Norfolk Great Northern Diver y'day flew south past Hemsby. On Sunday Dartford Warbler
Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes in holm oaks at north end of plantation at 10.10am
Norfolk Great White Egret between Wormegay +Middleton at 1.04pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham Freshmarsh in field east of north end of Lady Anne's Drive +showing well with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still opposite Funky Mackerel cafe at 10.33a
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still by 4th pit on bank between hides
Norfolk 15+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap +just west of roped-off area at 9.30am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Burnham Norton at 11am
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour in creek north of car park at 9.44am
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on East Lake on northern island at 9.15am
Norfolk 5.Twite Thornham Harbour still by raised car park at 9.21am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Clippesby. 5.Common Cranes Thurne
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Clippesby. 5.Common Cranes Thurne
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach east of north end of East Bank on seal carcass at west end of Sea Pool
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea +male Hen Harrier flew west