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Thursday 7th February 2019

A very windy and at times wet day meaning birds were rather thin on the ground. The best of the day were two Peregrines seen mid morning hunting out over the grazing Marsh.

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Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 2.50pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3.10pm on beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv y'day Cley NWT still near North Hide on dead seal on beach +showing well
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 12.50pm
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Thornham in ploughed field south of Eric's Fish +Chip shop at 11.59am
Norfolk 1+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Tower Hide at 10.34am +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose between Wiveton +Langham in sugar beet field at 10.03am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose Winterton by plantation near North Dunes with Pink-footed Geese (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still