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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Around five hundred Pink-feet spent the majority of the day on the grazing Marsh along with two hundred Brent Geese. 70 Black-tailed Godwit and 350 Golden Plover were also noteworthy. On the sea there was a single Red-throated Diver, three Eider and four Pintail flew past west.
The first moth of the year was trapped, a Dotted Border.

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Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad
Norfolk 3.presumed escaped Red-breasted Geese 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite T.junction. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Great White Egret Watlington by relief channel south of bridge
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thurlton Marsh
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove near Raven's Farm junction at 7.29am TF.673.049
Norfolk Woodlark flew east over Sidestrand