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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 9th February 2021

More snow over night and  today meant harder conditions for the birds. Seemingly an arrival of some birds as elsewhere along the east coast, with a total of thirteen Woodcock inadvertently flushed during the course of the day around the Obs. On the sea a single Guillemot was noted, three Pintail flew west and two adult Mediterranean Gulls were noted among the gulls along the shoreline. The most unusual bird today though from an Observatory perspective was a Yellowhammer flying east along the Broadwater calling. Two Avocets and a Spotted Redshank were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Melton Constable this morning

Norfolk 45.Dark-bellied Brent Geese flew east over Felmingham

Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at west end

Norfolk 8.Knot Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still

Norfolk 61+Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT at Bull Marsh

Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs still at Chapel Break Road in paddock by River Yare

Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem y'day Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at west end