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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 17th February 2020

An adult female Scaup was on the Broadwater in the afternoon. A flock of 25 Snow Buntings was on the beach off Golf Course, and a Chiffchaff was at the Saltings. A male Blackcap was in front of the Richardson hide, and on the grazing marshes 300 Golden Plover and 400 Lapwings were counted.




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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Common Crane flew over
Norfolk 52+Snow Buntings Holkham still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +Long-tailed Duck 8.Velvet Scoters TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 1.10pm
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh +3.Great White Egrets still +137.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk Shorelark Waxham still at Waxham Sands Holiday Park viewed from coast path (2.Purple Sands on groyne.26)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
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 9.29am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
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 at 9.34am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 7.45am