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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 15th February 2021

As the thaw began today flocks of mixed waders were on the grazing marshes, and 8 Woodcock were still around the pines and car parks. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Bearded Tits were heard near Thornham sluice. A flock of 11 Barnacle Geese were seen coming in off the sea from the north west.

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Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Welney by 100.foot River near suspension bridge mid a'noon
Norfolk Lammergeier ad east of East Dereham +just east of North Tuddenham flew east over pig farm by A47 near Mattishall turning at 1pm
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still early a'noon Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) north of Wells at Wells Woods in birches just before Dell from centre track at 1pm (+3.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad at 10.33am (not Slav Grebe)
Norfolk Slav Grebe Whitlingham Ctry Park still 10.27am at Great Broad +1w.fem.Scaup but no sign of redhead Smew
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +8.Common Cranes again
Norfolk Slav Grebe Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad by island
Norfolk Lammergeier ad reported y'day flew over Lenwade [seen from moving vehicle]
Norfolk Bittern y'day Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad mid a'noon