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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 16th December 2021

Birds today included a Bittern seen in flight along the Broadwater edge, two Chiffchaffs, a Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker and around 5,000 Pink-feet arrived early afternoon to spend the next couple of hours on the grazing Marsh. On the sea there was a single Great Northern Diver, eight Eider and two Goldeneye.

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Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still just south of Waxham on straw bales 300yds west of Frenches Farm TG.436.258
Norfolk 6+Water Pipits just east of Wells still at North Point Pools this morning by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Hen Harrier Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +Little Gull. Spotted Redshank on Tidal Pool still. Water Pipit on Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Shag King's Lynn SE of Saddlebow Bridge on River Ouse relief channel at 12.20pm
Norfolk 9.Water Pipits Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marsh
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB from railway station platform then flushed
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse still just east of Gramborough Hill on seal carcass on shingle at 2.30pm
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings still Holkham Gap at 1.06pm
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 12.55pm TF.899.460
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still 12.54pm in first field east of Lady Anne's Drive
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew east over Buckenham Marshes RSPB +30+Russian White-fronted Geese still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still Waxham just NW of Frenches Farm on bales at midday TG.436.258
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv again Weybourne 100yds west of beach car park at seal carcass at 10am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Holkham Freshmarsh in first field east of Lady Anne's Drive at 11.15a
Norfolk no sign of juv.Iceland Gull Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 10.45am
Norfolk 7.Whooper Swans y'day Loddon flew over Hardley Staithe at 11am
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB