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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 5th December 2019

A somewhat cold, bleak and windy day. Birds noted included a single Eider on the sea along with four Red-throated Divers and four Great-crested Grebes. A ringtail Hen Harrier appeared over the grazing marsh and Broadwater mid afternoon.

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Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 2.50pm. 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marsh
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 2.50pm. 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 2.41pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still by fishing platforms early a'noon
Norfolk 7+Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk 66+Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach
Norfolk 5.Short-eared Owls Welney WWT at Lady Fen +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB still midday on sea +2.Slav Grebes. 15.Snow Buntings on beach
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Avocet Hide
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose just east of Wells at North Point Pools west of track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Swallow between Beeston Regis +West Runton cliff 11am - midday then flew east
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 TF.911.441 (Shag in Wells Harbour)
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from near windmill (+6.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 88.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap still at east end of roped-off area at 10.56am
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along beach
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks (all drks) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe still
Norfolk 39.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB