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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 7th December 2020

A drake Goosander flew along the south side of the Broadwater, and a single Bewick's Swan landed there briefly before being chased off by Mute Swans. At least 55 Black-tailed Godwits and 75 Golden Plover were on the grazing marshes.

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Norfolk 10+Waxwings Norwich flew over Boundary Road/ Reepham Road roundabout
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach at groyne.56
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 1.20pm east of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose still)
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 11.10am
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB +no sign of any Tundra Bean Geese (but 80+Russian White-fronted Geese still)
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still this a'noon
Norfolk 22.Bewick's Swans between Waxham +Ingham in field west of road
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh still in field by lighthouse (+10.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh on shingle east of East Bank at 10.56am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still near dead Sperm Whale at 10.50am (2.Velvet Scoters still on sea)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer at North Norfolk Council office [heard only]
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still from West Bank at 9.50am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose still +29.Russian White-fronted Geese)