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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 27th November 2019

Unfortunately no sign of the Glossy Ibis today at Thornham Harbour. The Pink footed Goose flock on the grazing marsh again numbered several thousand, with three White-fronted  and two Barnacle Geese found amongst them.

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Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes by sea wall at 2.15pm +4+Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose ad south of Titchwell in field 1/2ml east of Choseley Cottages with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton till 2.55pm in field then flew north
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 2.40pm TF.911.441
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Glossy Ibis Thornham Harbour in fields west of car park early a'noon (but 3.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 3.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads +juv) Holme in field by A149 at 2.43pm with Pink-footed Geese TF.711.432
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes south of Horsey from layby at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton in field at 1.57pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese still this a'noon Cantley Marshes RSPB from gate 50yds south of south end of Burnt House Road (+13.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Great White Egret south of Horsey from layby at 1.24pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney north of River Yare north of St.Andrew's Church at 1.20pm then flew west TG.180.081
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6+Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB from footpath at 11.50am +showing well