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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 3rd February 2021

A mid morning hour long sea watch, produced ten Eider, eight Red-breasted Merganser, five Great Crested Grebe and three Fulmar. The highlight though was a Woodcock watched flying in across the Wash with another seen earlier along Thornham Bank. A Kingfisher was also along Thornham Bank near the sluice, and a Greenshank and Spotted Redshank were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 69+Russian White-fronted Geese Bayfield Hall still on east side of lake
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thurne this morning +2.Cattle Egrets just south of staithe
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Market early a'noon: 2.in cattle field towards Tower Windmill, 1.in field along Friar's Lane
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour still 11.30am
Norfolk 47+Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad at west end at 8.45am