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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 10th December 2020

A Peregrine continued to strike fear into the wildfowl and waders on the grazing marsh during the course of the day, a Kingfisher was again noted around the sluice along Thornham Bank and at least four Twite were present in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still this morning +Lapland Bunting flew east
Norfolk 16+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh north of A149 at 1.51pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap
Norfolk 15.Twite Snettisham RSPB at top of beach near car park track at 1.30pm
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 1.11pm
Norfolk 15+Bewick's Swans north of Sea Palling at Hempstead at Heath Farm in field by road this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Scaup Heacham South Beach
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 12.06pm on North Beach at groyne.56
Norfolk Bewick's Swan ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. 2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool. 2.Slav Grebes on sea +3.drk.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne still on sea at 11.50am +showing well
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse on beach at Gramborough Hill at 11.50am
Norfolk 7+Tundra Bean Geese Horsey in field east of road by layby 1/2ml south of Horsey Mill at 11.41am with Pink-footed Geese (+3.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton +2.Velvet Scoters flew north
Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 4.Twite Thornham Harbour still at car park
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach at groyne.55 at 9.45am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from roadbridge tho distant
Norfolk 2.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coast path at 8.39am
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs by River Yare at 7.35am