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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 14th December 2020

A Great White Egret flew east early morning and 2 escaped Snow Geese were with the Pink-feet on the grazing marshes before flying off south. On the sea a drake Red-breasted Merganser, a Fulmar and 4 Great Crested Grebes were counted, and at least 2 Twite and 2 Rock Pipits were at Thornham Harbour. Kingfisher and Water Rail were also noted.

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Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Great White Egret Acle by A1064
Norfolk c90.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB early a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still SW of platform at 1pm
Norfolk 18.Scaup still Hunstanton 200yds south of jet ski ramp this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Hard still 1.42pm on beach 200yds east of pillbox (+2.Velvet Scoters still on sea)
Norfolk 13.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still on Bull Marsh +Pale-bellied Brent Goose +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still at north end from bridge at 11.08am tho distant
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Hard still on beach at 10.34am tho mobile
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.40am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach at groyne.55 at 9.20am