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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 10th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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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 at 2.08pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape at c2.05pm
Norfolk 27.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still in field by A149 this morning
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 12.32pm TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich just west of Earlham Marsh at 12.35pm
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT on Bull Marsh at 11.50am
Norfolk 9+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still below hornbeams in paddock at 10.05am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 9.30am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk probable Caspian Gull y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk Velvet Scoter y'day Winterton