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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 29th December 2020

 A cold misty start with several thousand Pink-feet on the grazing marsh from first light. As the weather improved the geese started to trickle off inland in small groups, with others arriving largely from the East as they did so, with three Tundra Bean Geese noted amongst them. Other birds seen today included the immature female Peregrine, at least two Bearded Tits and four Eider offshore.

One of the three Tundra Bean Geese.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse at Beach Road on pool at 2.37pm
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad still 2.29pm on west side viewed from road bridge
Norfolk report of Black Brant between Kelling Water Meadows +Muckleburgh Hill was erroneous; bird probably Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits west of Wells in flooded fields viewed from track north from B1105 at midday
Norfolk Black Brant between Kelling Water Meadows +Muckleburgh Hill
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from Rollesby Bridge at 12.47pm
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese Tottenhill Pits still on main pit at 12.15pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still at pit on west side at 11.16am
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.59am
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still on bank by 100ft Drain at 10.45am
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad still on west side near reeds viewed from road bridge at 11.35am
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Holme NOA on grazing marsh
Norfolk 31.Russian White-fronted Geese Snettisham east of path to RSPB reserve at 9.59am
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB