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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 29th February 2020

At least 8 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour and 2 Rock Pipits were near the approach track to the NWT reserve. At least 3 Barn Owls were hunting and 55 Black-tailed Godwits were on the grazing marshes.

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Norfolk 4.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 2.30pm. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still +Spoonbill still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Hawfinch still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 8.Twite Thornham Harbour still on coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach by Fisherman's Heritage Centre at 11.45am
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still on rocks opposite East Beach Coffee at 11.35am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires near Raven's Farm at 11.30am TF.673.049
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.45am (+44.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 17.Snow Buntings Cley flew east along shingle ridge. 2.Water Pipits from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 7.40am