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Friday 27th May 2016

A beautiful day but with a cool breeze, highlights were the Short-eared Owl seen briefly hunting south of the river Hun, a Little Tern over the Broadwater, with Sandwich and Common Tern also present, and a Cuckoo singing on the reserve mid afternoon.

Two Small Elephant Hawk moths were in the traps and Brown Argus butterfly continues to be very common at the moment.

This male Jackdaw was an unlikely species to catch at the feeding station - Hempton Marsh, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Probable Male Montagu's Harrier Acle flew E/at 16:35 NR13 3AS TG413116
> Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT till 14:30 on Rush Hill Scrape, viewable from hide on weaver's Way then flew towards Swim Coots NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse on marsh from The Dun Cow pub beer garden at 16:05 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:40 on pool by sea wall
> Norfolk Female Serin Burnham Overy Dunes late mrng at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike Hemsby at Newport Cottages NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Female Serin Weybourne at 09:30 in brambles at Weybourne Camp then flew W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Weybourne E/of beach c/pk in sea buckthorn & pines at 08:40 but elusive NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on pool by sea wall showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Holkham Freshmarsh & landed at Burnham Overy Staithe NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Weybourne at 08:10 briefly in beach c/pk but elusive NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Horsey Mere at Helgam Holmes this mrng
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey S/of widd pump this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 17:25 from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove near Winfarthing by road
> Norfolk Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB over reception at 15:55 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Village at 13:00 on power cables opposite chip shop TF650328
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk Great White Egret Thorpe St.Andrew at 20:45