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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 2nd January 2020

A cold and breezy day, 10 Twite were seen at Thornham Harbour and 2 Snow Buntings were on the east end of the beach.

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Norfolk 11.Tundra Bean Geese NW of Hemsby again just south of East Somerton at Bloodhill in field by Collis Lane at 3.26pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose ad SSE of Happisburgh at Whimpwell Green in arable field by road
Norfolk c35.Snow Buntings Gorleston-on-Sea on outer harbour boulders. 20.Russian White-fronted Geese flew south +Great Northern Diver south at 2.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still +1+Russian White-fronted Goose still
Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield at 11.13am +7.Whooper Swans still
Norfolk 25.Bewick's Swans between Ingham +Sea Palling with 39.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still from barn this a'noon
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR 1w.male still c1.10pm Eccles-on-Sea on sea wall. Park at Cart Gap +walk south along beach for c1ml cTG.406.293
Norfolk 5.Tundra Bean Geese 1/2ml SW of Fring in field by minor road with Pink-footed Geese TF.732.342
Norfolk 9+Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese flew south over Waxham at 12.23pm
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad 1/2ml SW of Fring still 12.10pm in field by minor road with Pink-footed Geese +2.Tundra Bean Geese TF.732.342
Norfolk 38.Russian White-fronted Geese Wickhampton from layby
Norfolk 16.Bewick's Swans Ingham south of Ingham Corner at 12.15pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Nar Valley Fisheries this morning (permit only)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still +Slav Grebe
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR 1w.male still 11.50am Eccles-on-Sea on sea wall +showing well (+Spoonbill flew south). Park at Cart Gap +walk south along beach cTG.406.293
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad 1/2ml SW of Fring still 11.30am in field by minor road with c6,000.Pink-footed Geese TF.732.342
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR 1w.male still 11.25am Eccles-on-Sea on sea wall +showing well. Park at Cart Gap +walk south along beach cTG.406.293
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Salthouse from Iron Road at 11.20am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose south of Titchwell still south of Choseley Drying Barns with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 8+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still c10.40am 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Road at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay west of Holkham Gap in dunes
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR 1w.male again Eccles-on-Sea on concrete beach defences. Park at Cart Gap +walk south along beach for c1/2ml TG.406.293
Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese just west of Choseley in beet field south of Ringstead road mid morning
Norfolk 1+Russian White-fronted Goose Cley NWT flew east over Arnold's Marsh at 9.10am
Norfolk 70.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh. 4.Velvet Scoters offshore +3.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad 1/2ml SW of Fring still in field by minor road at 9.15am tho mobile with Pink-footed Geese +5.Tundra Bean Geese TF.728.344
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Cley off beach car park mid morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 layby
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Road at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes still in field south of road west of bend at 8.05am