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Friday 20th May 2016

The Short-eared Owl was the star of the show again today, with 3+ Turtle Doves and 2 Cuckoos, a Hobby and a Lesser Whitethroat the best of the rest. Just 2 moths were caught with a Poplar Hawk and a Green Carpet in the traps.

Short-eared Owl - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016 © Brian Carthy

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wells Woods flew high over the pine woods heading E/this evng NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Male Montagu's Harrier Wymondham flew over Norwich Road towards Mulbarton TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Hoopoe Reported Thetford at Elvedon Center Parcs today IP24 2EP TL873826
> Norfolk Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns E/of Thornham - Choseley Farm Road mid-a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Ringtail Harrier sp. flew W/over Kelling Heath at 14:30 TG102419
> Norfolk 5 Immature Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB distantly viewed from Burgh Castle NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Dotterel S/of Choseley Drying Barns in field W/of bend in the road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Felbrigg Hall NT on lake this evng NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water hunting S/wall this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA + 3 Turtle Dove TF717450
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk 5 Immature Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB in the evng + Short-eared Owl NR30 1SB TG460053