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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 30th December 2020

Around 5,000 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh this morning, an impressive sight and sound, though the only other species found of note amongst them was a group of six Russian White-fronted Geese. A Red kite was around the Broadwater, and watched having several unsuccessful attempts to take a Teal from the water. 

Six distant Russian White-fronts on the marsh this morning

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Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Wells still on saltmarsh
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk Hooded Crow flew SW over Gorleston early a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew east past Stiffkey
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad still at SW end
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Holme on grazing marsh with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from Rollesby Bridge
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Whitlingham Ctry Park over east end of Great Broad at 9.57am then flew south
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls 1.5mls NW of North Wootton at Wootton Marsh off Marsh Road over fields 1/3ml north of Marsh Farm cTF.627.256
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in flight near The Holt mid morning then flew towards Hickling. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese y'day West Beckham