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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 13th December 2019

An impressive flock of over 5,000 Pink-feet were around the grazing marshes during the day. On the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Great Crested Grebes, and a Guillemot were recorded.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull near-ad Cley NWT on Simmons' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 2.24pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Bowthorpe at 1.46pm
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marshes this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hingham at 10.21am: 1.in marsh 300yds NE of Deopham Road, 1.flew south over road
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on beach west of Holkham Gap (+60.Snow Buntings) still
Norfolk 20.Common Cranes between Acle +Billockby still in fields from barn at 10.47am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in ploughed field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.33am +4.Long-tailed Ducks 2.Spotted Redshanks. Water Pipit on freshmarsh