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Monday 11th May 2015

On the sea today a female Red-breasted Merganser was present and 4 Arctic Terns flew through west together with 42 Sandwich Terns, and 12 Little Terns. Also of note were a single Wheatear on the grazing marsh, a Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, and 3 Spotted Flycatchers around the pines. Butterflies included Orange Tip, Brimstone, Green Hairstreak and Small Copper while in the moth trap a Small Elephant Hawk, Frosted Green, and a Ruby Tiger were of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler 20:05 Blakeney Point in plantation + Female Subalpine Warbler. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk 3mls along shingle to view NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines by 15:50. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point by 13:30 but Female Subalpine Warbler in plantation. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk 3mls along shingle to view NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation 12:15. Boat from Morston Quay 13:45 but all other boats cancelled due to wind NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines by by late mrng. Bird was present 06:10 then mobile calling in flight till 06:30. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455
> Norfolk Female Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation 09:00 only NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes - any further news please text 07581 302 260 / call 01158 712888