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Thursday 19th May 2016

A quiet day with mist clearing in the afternoon, highlights were 3 Red Kites over, a Greenshank, 3 Common Terns east along the Broadwater, 2 Turtle Doves around the paddocks, 2 Cuckoos around the Obs, the Short-eared Owl seen briefly hunting south of the Broadwater, a Hobby through east, and a Cetti's Warbler singing.
Moths improved today with 2 Poplar Hawks, a Small Elephant Hawk, a Nut-tree Tussock, 5 Green Carpets, 8 Cinnabars, a Water Carpet, Treble Lines and Poplar Grey among the catch. Brown Argus was present in good numbers around the reserve, and a Four-spotted Chaser was also of interest.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew west PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 15:00 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Dotterel 2 mls S/of Titchwell in field W/of bend in road S/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB viewable from Burgh Castle NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns + 2 Turtle Dove PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Dunes at 08:56 on freshmarsh PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew west PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 15:00 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Dotterel 2 mls S/of Titchwell in field W/of bend in road S/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB viewable from Burgh Castle NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns + 2 Turtle Dove PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Dunes at 08:56 on freshmarsh PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Redstart Burnham Norton on W/side in hawthorn 20yds along 1st minor road N/off A149 at 15:25 PE31 8DS TF828441
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT near Broadwater