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Wednesday 15th July 2015

A huge moth catch today of 72 species included a Buff Footman, Beautiful Hooktip, Scorched Wing, Silky Wainscot, Kent Black Arches and 2 Rusty Dot Pearls.

Birding was fairly quiet but a Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank, together with at least 6 Whimbrel and 45 Black-tailed Godwits, were all of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB On fresh marsh + Short-eared Owl, 7 Spotted Redshank, Bittern, 535 Avocet & 7 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 15.30 + Short-eared Owl W/over Morston Quay 16.00 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Cley NWT + AD Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 4 1s Little Gull, 3 SUB-AD Yellow-legged Gull & 23 Little Ringed Plover NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers over great wood 13.40-13.50 TG010302
> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB On the freshmarsh this afternoon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT at 07:40 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441