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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 18th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Clippesby in field with Pink-footed Gees (+23.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley on beach by car park this morning then flew west
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common at SE corner 100yds west of south end of Caxton Park in willows opposite bench under oak at 10.34am (+Siberian Chiffchaff still) TG.165.421
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew SE past Mundesley at 10.55am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley on beach by car park
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.24am
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge at 8.25am +showing well cTG.086.441
Norfolk Great Northern Diver y'day flew NW past Mundesley
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER y'day 2/3ml west of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill still on north side by Weybourne Camp just east of 5-bar gate at 3.45pm TG.1016.4313