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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 12th February 2021

A bitterly cold wind got up today with snow and ice still on the ground and the Broadwater largely frozen. At least 5 Woodcock were around the pines and 30+ Snipe were on the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk Smew redhead y'day Ormesby Broad but no sign today
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Hethersett flew south over A11 at 10.50am
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad. Bittern still west of island from south shore
Norfolk Jack Snipe Wymondham north of abbey near railway bridge at 10.10am then flew to ditch
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh flew east over saltmarsh at 11.35am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still