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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 28th January 2020

Snow Buntings, at least ten, were in the mouth of Thornham Harbour mid morning, with presumably the same birds seen later in the day along the beach nearer to the Observatory. On the sea there four Eider and two Long-tailed Ducks with two Velvet Scoters flying past East. The Twite were again around the Coal Barn in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Holkham still in field west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive from The Lookout with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+56.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps this morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Holme Dunes at 11.47am +2.Long-tailed Ducks +2.Velvet Scoters flew east
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese flew west over Cley NWT this morning (Curlew Sand on shingle ridge)
Norfolk 17.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Spotted Redshank still on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 12.17pm
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches still 11.50am Lynford Arboretum in paddock tho mobile
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still 10.50am TF.728.443
Norfolk 26.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield at 10.14am
Norfolk 100.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh viewable from gate at A149/ B1155 junction at 9.28am
Norfolk 12.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 9.01am