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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 12th March 2020

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Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in dunes at 2.58pm
Norfolk c12.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Joe Jordan Hide before righthand bend in track at 2.32pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford again on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre early a'noon TL.854.819
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren flew NE over fields at 1.35pm
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 1pm. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 29.Snow Buntings y'day Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Sheringham still on beach