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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 21st February 2021

A Russian White-fronted Goose was on the grazing marsh and at least 6 Stonechats were counted, with 3 Barn Owls, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Avocets, a Water Rail and a Red Kite all of interest. Two Spotted Redshank were in Thornham Channel. A Woodcock and 18 Snipe were at the north end of the village.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still this morning
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 3.40pm
Norfolk 4+Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marsh still tho distant
Norfolk Crossbill SE of Ketteringham at Lady Belt Wood near lake at 10am
Norfolk Shag Denver Sluice
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Winterton in sugar beet field with 3,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk Smew redhead Rollesby Broad
Norfolk 15.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby in field behind metal barn tho distant TG.420.124
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still at Iron Road at north end in channel near beach
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Great White Egret