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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 14th February 2021

A ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting the marsh in the afternoon, and a Peregrine was hovering over the pines in the high winds. At least 15 Snipe and 5 Woodcock were still around the reserve. 

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Norfolk 150.Woodcock Cley
Norfolk 20.Russian White-fronted Geese 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret
Norfolk 4.Scaup Hickling Broad NWT still +7.Common Cranes
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at conservation area just west of island
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Cley NWT still
Norfolk Smew redhead still SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad