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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 12th December 2020

A Merlin shot through over the Broadwater early afternoon and an Avocet on the scrapes was unusual for the time of year. A Water Rail, 250 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwings and 60 Black-tailed Godwits were also counted. A female Stonechat was in the dunes.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Brant ad Titchwell still 2.45pm south of A149 in field west of road to Choseley from Ringfield Farm /Little Dodmans Farm with c500.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 3.Glossy Ibises still 2.35pm WSW of Sea Palling in flooded field opposite Heath Farm TG.409.263
Norfolk 3.Glossy Ibises WNW of Sea Palling near Hempstead in flooded field by road at c1.10pm with Bewick's +Whooper Swans
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still from Parrinder Hide early a'noon
Norfolk Black Brant ad Titchwell still south of A149 in field north of Choseley drying barns at 11.30am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey by road south of Horsey Mill
Norfolk Scaup drk Rollesby Broad at south end
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still at north end early a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Beeston Regis
Norfolk Great White Egret Acle Bridge opposite Stokesby turning at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Winterton still on North Beach between groyne.52 +54 at 11.40am
Norfolk 25+Snow Buntings Happisburgh still in field by lighthouse at 11.40am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 11.20am on North Beach by groyne.54
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach between groyne.53 +54
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Welney WWT at Lady Fen
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk 28.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling still on beach c400yds west of pillbox at c9am (+2.Velvet Scoters still on sea)
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Cley NWT on beach by car park then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Earlham Marsh in River Yare at 8.10am
Norfolk 12.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB still