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Saturday 28th May 2016

Another very quiet day, there was no further sign of the Short-eared Owl but a Yellow Wagtail was on the NWT reserve. A Four-spotted Chaser was of interest and in the moth trap a Light Emerald and a Turnip Moth were notable species. Many butterflies were on the wing again today with 15+ Brown Argus, a Small Copper, 3 Green Hairstreaks and 2 Small Heaths seen during the afternoon.

The only birds of note from Walsey Hills were 3 Spoonbills sleeping and feeding on the Serpentine throughout the day. Up to 6 Wall Brown were seen - mostly around the Obs building, as was a single Green Hairstreak.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Female Black-eared Wheatear 1ml SE/of Happisburgh at Cart Gap just N/of c/pk on sea wall by 11:10 NR12 0QL TG397299
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Sculthorpe Moor from Whitley Hide at 16:15 NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Whinchat Horsey at 12:44 midway along Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl S/of Horsey Mill at 08:00