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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 21st February 2020

On the sea today 5 Eiders, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver were of note, with Great White Egret again seen on the marsh, Barn and Tawny Owl also seen, and a Bullfinch along the approach road.

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Norfolk 4.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn this a'noon TG.420.124
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1.12pm 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Common Crane between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 2.30pm. 3.Common Cranes flew over road towards Hickley