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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 17th December 2020

The Todd's Canada Goose was again present briefly on the grazing marsh this morning, accompanying the Pink-feet enroute to feed in the fields to the south of the Obs. Seven White-fronts were also noted, and the Peregrine was again active over the marsh. Sea watching during the day produced four Eider, Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes, a Shag and a male Goosander.

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Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Thornham +Choseley Farm still 3.10pm east of road with c3,000.Pink-footed Geese +6+Tundra Bean Geese still

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Thornham +Choseley Farm still 3.10pm east of road with c3,000.Pink-footed Geese +6+Tundra Bean Geese still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still 3.10pm north of Rollesby Bridge

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Thornham +Choseley Farm still 2.45pm east of road with Pink-footed Geese

Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese flew south past California 7.50-9.50am

Norfolk Cattle Egret Horsey south of Nelson Head track mid morning +2.Russian White-fronted Geese cTG.466.226

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Thornham +Choseley Farm still 2.05pm east of road with Pink-footed Geese

Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey near Nelson Head track early a'noon

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Thornham +Choseley Farm east of road at 1.40pm with Pink-footed Geese +6+Tundra Bean Geese (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese)

Norfolk Black Brant ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 1.35pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+4.Long-tailed Ducks on sea +2.Slav Grebes)

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach

Norfolk 4+Cattle Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still

Norfolk probable Little Stint Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid morning tho distant +Water Pipit 72.Russian White-fronted Geese

Norfolk Scaup Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning +15.Russian White-fronted Geese

Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose y'day Bayfield still

Norfolk 21+Snow Buntings east of Holkham Gap still at roped-off area TF.899.460

Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB on beach opposite end of path from car park TF.647.314

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) till 10.30am Holme on grazing marsh viewable from Thornham bank then flew south with c2,000.Pink-footed Geese

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still 10am

Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) again Holme on grazing marsh viewable from Thornham bank with c2,000.Pink-footed Geese

Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Rollesby Broad still 9.35amNorfolk Slav Grebe Holme offshore

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still north of Rollesby Bridge at 9.30am tho distant

Norfolk 12+Scaup still Hunstanton off jet ski ramp at 9.25am

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR

Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne Camp still on sea

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still on beach west of beach car park

Norfolk Great Northern Diver y'day flew NW past Mundesley 7.30-9.30am