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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 27th November 2020

Highlights today included 3 Eiders, 400 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, and 6 Red-throated Divers offshore. A Bewick's Swan was on the grazing marsh and a Woodcock was also noted. Two Bearded Tits were along the east bank and a Brambling and 3 Redpoll sp were also noted.

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Norfolk Bewick's Swan Holme NOA on marsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y'day Upton Broad at 1.05pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp 8.25-12.15pm (+2.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 30+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning but no sign of Siberian Chiffchaff beyond Hassingham Beck
Norfolk 30+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning but no sign of Siberian Chiffchaff beyond Hassingham Beck
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans west of Sea Palling on flood by Stalham Road this a'noon
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at South Wall
Norfolk Waxwing just SE of Cley in farmyard at 1.36pm then flew NW
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still this a'noon in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction +showing well TG.041.433
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley off beach car park +Jack Snipe flew over
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 11.34am TG.041.433
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Horsey on beach near Nelson Head track in seal colony late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Brancaster Staithe
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.31am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on beach by sheds at 8.55am then flew north
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney over saltmarsh