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Holme Bird Observatory 23rd February 2021

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT flew east past Babcock Hide at 11.45am

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still

Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Pentney GPs still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at South Wall off pumphouse

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still 

Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Holme Dunes flew west over pines at 11.15am

Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes still 12.20pm

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Watling Water

Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel 150yds south of beach at 8am

Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Holkham Freshmarsh at 9.05am

Norfolk 42.Bewick's Swans flew east over Horsey Corner at 9.27am

Norfolk White Wagtail male y'day Salthouse east of north end of Beach Road

Norfolk 40.Bewick's Swans flew east over Colney. 40.Bewick's Swans flew NNE over West Earlham at 8.48am

Norfolk 40.Bewick's Swans flew east over Colney. 40.Bewick's Swans flew NNE over West Earlham at 8.48am

Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew south over Honingham early morning