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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 2nd January 2021

 At least 6 Rusian White-fronted Geese were on the grazing marsh during the afternoon, a Red Kite drifted over Marsh Barn, and at NWT on the sea 2000 Common Scoter were counted and 3 Velvet Scoters flew past. A Water Rail was near the heligoland trap and a Barn Owl was hunting near Redwell Marsh first thing. Two Stonechats were in the dunes.

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Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese flew west over Felmingham this morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Hingham still at Seamere Fen +8.Whooper Swans flew west
Norfolk 6+Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey by road with 4,000+Pink-footed Geese +Great White Egret
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Holkham Park this a'noon
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose ad Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning with Pink-footed Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose Water Pipit)
Norfolk Bean Goose sp juv Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Waxwing High Kelling by The Street at 1.34pm TG.089.423
Norfolk Waxwing still c1.30pm Kelling Heath 400yds NE of main Holgate Hill car park on rosehips by metal gate
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still c1.30pm Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance PE31 7RA
Norfolk 70.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male again Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance at midday PE31 7RA
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Welney still on bank by 100.Foot Drain
Norfolk 8.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk no sign of 1w.male.Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance PE31 7RA
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Holt in garden at 3.30pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad till c10.40am then flew east
Norfolk 18.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs in paddock by Chapel Break Road at c10.45am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.19am on North Scrape then flew west towards beach car park
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 9.56am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again on North Scrape
Norfolk Waxwing still Kelling Heath 400yds NE of main Holgate Hill car park on rosehips by metal gate +showing well
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh mid a'noon