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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 12th January 2021

Highlights today included a mixed flock of Skylarks and Linnets in the mouth of Thornham Harbour numbering close to two hundred birds, with a least one Twite picked out amongst them. A female Blackcap was in the scrub near the Observatory Building. On the sea the Common Scoter flock had seemingly increased to in excess of 2,000 birds but were very distant, a single drake Eider was noted just offshore.

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Norfolk 3.Waxwings Snettisham at B1440/ Old Church Road junction at 3pm

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from Rollesby Bridge mid a'noon

Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still Snettisham RSPB from 5.bar gate by entrance PE31 7RA

Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Melton Constable flew east over church

Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 2mls SW of Cringleford still 1/2ml NE of Ketteringham just south of A11 by Station Lane at Ketteringham Recycling Centre in field viewed from Cantley Lane at 11.45am NR9 3AZ TG.175.037

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 10.13am

Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day 2mls SW of Cringleford +1/2ml NE of Ketteringham just south of A11 by Station Lane at Ketteringham Recycling Centre in field viewed from Cantley Lane NR9 3AZ TG.175.037