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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 4th December 2019

Highlights today were a Red Kite, 3 Barnacle Geese with Brents on the grazing marsh, and 450 Golden Plover.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at midday
Norfolk Swallow between West Runton +Sheringham over cliffs this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Holkham flew east over Holkham Gap mid a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Hopton-on-Sea flew south over cliffs early a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 17.Snow Buntings Horsey flew south over dunes at 8.33am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver ad Brancaster Staithe at 1.46pm
Norfolk 6+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still by barn mid a'noon
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT at Bank Farm from visitor centre early a'noon
Norfolk Swallow Horsey flew south over Grey Seal colony at 1.28pm
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Puffin
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway viewed from main track to hide
Norfolk Shorelark still Holkham Bay just west of Holkham Gap at 11am (+Red-necked Grebe 5.Slav Grebes Long-tailed Duck. 60.Snow Buntings east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area)
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 9.15am +drifting 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 at 8.37am F.911.441
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +6.drk.Long-tailed Ducks. Snow Bunting flew east over beach
Norfolk Black-throated Diver on Monday Brancaster Harbour