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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 12th December 2019

On the sea today 484 Wigeon, 45 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and a Red-necked Grebe were of particular note. At least 45 Fieldfares were at the back of Drove Orchard and 100+ Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh, while a Rock Pipit flew over calling.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham on beach by Crown pub car park at c3pm
Norfolk 26.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still from barn at 12.30pm
Norfolk 18+Common Cranes north of Acle +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Bowthorpe at 10.46am
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. 2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal marsh. 2.Long-tailed Ducks on sea
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still +4+Great White Egrets
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still viewed from A149
Norfolk 95.Marsh Harriers Titchwell RSPB early morning
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 at 8.22am TF.911.441
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Norwich flew west over Norwich Airport