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Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Unsurprisingly with the strong winds little to report. A Barn Owl was hunting over Redwell Marsh early morning and a Turtle Dove was calling nearby. Several Green hairstreaks were on the dune edge behind the observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 21:20 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret S/past Hopton-on-Sea 15:55 NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 15:40 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 12:15 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 11 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436