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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 4th February 2021

A Tawny Owl and 2 Water Rails were heard during the day. A mysterious flock of  12 Pochard appeared on the edge of the Broadwater with 15 Tufted Ducks. Three Bullfinches were in the hedges along Broadwater Road and 3 Redwings were in scrub opposite the NOA car park.

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Norfolk 10.Snow Buntings Salthouse on beach at midday
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Norton in fields opposite Burnham Market turning. 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy on town marshes
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Norton in fields opposite Burnham Market turning. 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy on town marshes
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at west end at 9.30am
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Poringland on roof 
Norfolk Cattle Egret Thurne still south of staithe with horses
Norfolk 25.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day flew over Cley NWT
Norfolk 30.Bewick's Swans Wymondham flew east over abbey at 8.07am
Norfolk 44.Bewick's Swans y'day Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey in a'noon