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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 17th February 2021

After several disappointing sea watches over the last few weeks it was refreshing to record a drake Long-tailed Duck, a Great Northern Diver, two Goldeneye and two Velvet Scoters during the morning's session. Another Goldeneye was noted flying along the Broadwater, two Red Kites were over the Grazing Marsh and three Woodcock were seen during the day. A Ringtail Hen Harrier and a Spotted Redshank were also at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Great White Egret west of Ingworth on River Bure viewed from Priory Lane

Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Winterton by diamond sign in a'noon

Norfolk 30.Bewick's Swans Honing flew east over Lock Road at 8.52am

Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour still +ringtail.Hen Harrier

Norfolk 5.Waxwings Wymondham at Tuttles Lane West /Longlands Drive at 8.05am then flew towards town