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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 2nd December 2019

On the sea today 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 17 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Razorbill and 1 Guillemot were seen. Three Bearded Tits were on the NWT reserve, 2 Cetti's Warblers were around the NOA reserve, with 3 Stonechats noted. Over 200 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 3.20pm on south side
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 1.40pm by railway viewed from river bank
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Breydon Water this morning
Norfolk Eagle Owl Winterton still near church in garden at The Rectory
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still SW of fishing platform
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe at Thorpe Marshes at 10.15am then flew NE to pylon west of New Cut but no sign at 11.45am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from river bank mid morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls y'day Burgh Castle late a'noon
Norfolk no sign of Red-breasted Fly c1ml ESE of Waxham c300yds NW of old pipe dump by mid morning cTG.452.253
Norfolk Shorelark Waxham Sands Holiday Park at 9.15am. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap