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Tuesday 11th August 2015

Both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were in the pines near the observatory, a breeding plumaged Spotted Redshank and a Green Sandpiper were on the Broadwater. A Yellow Wagtail flew over west and small numbers of Swallows and Martins were also noted moving west during the morning. A Turtle Dove was still present near Redwell Marsh.  A Tree Lichen Beauty was in the moth trap,  an unusual moth for the Observatory.

Tree Lichen Beauty - Holme Bird Obs, 11th August 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB at 17:35 on freshmarsh from Island Hide showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 19:35 then flew E/ NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 19:25 from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this a/noon NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard W/over Titchwell RSPB at 11:50 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water 08:25 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB at 07:40 on freshmarsh viewed E/from Parinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436