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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 8th December 2020

A largely cold and foggy day here at the coast, which some what limited activities. Birds of note today included four Snow Buntings at Gore Point during the early afternoon, at least two Bearded Tits along the Broadwater edge and a Tawny Owl, its roost site revealed by the several vocal and clearly agitated Blackbirds.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still near dead Sperm Whale this morning
Norfolk 2.escaped Snow Geese (both white morph) Snettisham RSPB in field by car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Upton Marshes NWT still this morning
Norfolk 23.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still from West Bank with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose still +32.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Winterton still 1.41pm on beach between groynes.56 +59
Norfolk 32.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk reported Red-necked Grebes Wells in harbour channel by lifeboat station are Little Grebes
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne still on sea at 11am
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Wells in harbour channel by lifeboat station at 12.25pm
Norfolk Black Redstart male Winterton by huts at end of beach car park
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Sheringham on sea at 10.52am. 2.Purple Sands still east of lookout on rocks opposite beach hut.42
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Wells still in harbour channel by lifeboat station at 12.04pm +showing well
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Bowthorpe at Bowthorpe Southern Park
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap at 11.24am
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.20am
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Winterton still on beach between groynes.56 +59 at 10.41am
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at University of East Anglia at UEA Broad
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks y'day flew NW past Mundesley 7.30-9.30am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle reported on Sunday Thornham flew east opposite Eric's Fish +Chips at 3.40pm
Norfolk Little Stint 1w y'day Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape