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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 27th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 2.50pm +Spotted Redshank still +showing well TF.728.443
Norfolk 3.presumed escape Red-breasted Geese y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes with 80.Russian W-f.Geese (+2.Water Pipits 3.Gt.W.Egret). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 11am 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove near Raven's Farm tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck fem Blickling Hall
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+40+Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.RED-BREASTED GEESE on Tuesday 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes with 185.Russian White-fronted Geese (+Water Pipit 3.Gt.W.Egret). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters on Tuesday flew north past Hemsby +Great Northern Diver +9.Little Gulls flew south
Norfolk Great White Egret on Tuesday Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese y'day Horsey Mill in fields (+Great White Egret). On Tuesday 4.Tundra Bean Geese
Norfolk 305.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires near Raven's Farm at 9.35am TF.673.049
Norfolk 43.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm in fields by junction PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs still in flooded paddock by Chapel Break Road opposite Bendish Way at c7.17am then flew down river