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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 14th November 2019

A rather wet and miserable first half of the day was followed by a dry and sunny hour or two at the end. A Great White Egret watched flying in and landing in a drainage ditch on the eastern edge of the grazing marsh was arguably the best bird of the day.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at NW end at 2pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still midday Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull Horsey on beach
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh at 10.22am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham in cattle field between Holkham Hall +B1155 at 9.41am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay at 10.06am