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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 16th December 2020

Unfortunately very few Pink-feet appeared on the marsh today, but the local Brent Goose flock again contained a Pale-bellied bird and ten White-fronted Geese were present on the marsh. Other birds of note included two Peregrines and a Merlin plus a Great Northern Diver and a Shag on the sea. A Great White Egret and two Twite were noted at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Snettisham RSPB east of 1st ramp beyond car park at 1.31pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Hingham this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still from bridge at 12.41pm
Norfolk no sign of Red-necked Grebe Ranworth at Malthouse Broad late morning
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still north of Rollesby Bridge at 12.08pm
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans Ingham in flooded field by donut stall at 11.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 11.35am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk no news on Red-necked Grebe Ranworth at Malthouse Broad
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese Holme on grazing marsh +Pale-bellied Brent Goose still. Great Northern Diver on sea early morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach by groyne.54 at 10.27am
Norfolk 2.Twite Thornham Harbour still at coal barn at 10.11am +Great White Egret flew east
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.47am
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. 2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool. Red-necked Grebe still on sea +2.Great Northern Divers 3.Long-tailed Ducks Slav Grebe
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on saltmarsh at 8.39am