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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 17th January 2021

A fine and sunny day with light winds, highlights today were 6 Russian White-fronted Geese on the marsh opposite the Observatory.

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Norfolk 12.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh mid a'noon +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth on north beach briefly then flew north
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 11.41am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh +Great White Egret
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach
Norfolk Great White Egret Kimberley in flooded field by River Tiffey footpath
Norfolk possible White-billed Diver Cley NWT flew over Arnold's Marsh then east over sea at c10.05am
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes y'day Welney WWT