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Holme Bird Observatory 31st January 2021

A drake Pintail and a female Common Scoter were asleep on the edge of the Broadwater today, and on the sea 1,228 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars and 6 Great Crested Grebes were counted. Two Water Rails and a Tawny Owl were heard near the village, and a Peregrine was hunting over the Observatory. A Cetti's Warbler was calling and a male Stonechat was on the fence near the sea wall. A total of 7 Bullfinches were around the recording area.

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Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at South Wall just west of pumphouse at midday +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 61.Russian White-fronted Geese Bayfield Hall still on NE side of lake this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad at 8.45am