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Sunday 28th June 2015

A rather unseasonal wet and windy first half of the day produced few birds of note. On the plus side the moth traps produced a good selection of species, which included Large and Dark Fruit-tree Tortix, Treble Brown Spot, Flame, Mottled Beauty and a selection of hawk moths.

Eyed, Small Elephant, Elephant and Pine Hawkmoths - Holme Bird Obs, 28th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 5 Bee-eater W/over Potter Heigham
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water viewable from rugby field 14:00 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Little Gull & 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine + Eclipse Drake Garganey on Pat's Pool & 6 Little Gull on north scrape NR25 7SA TG049441