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Tuesday 10th May 2016

As they say in the song "What a Difference a Day Makes", wet and misty was unfortunately the theme for the day. Birdwise both Grasshopper Warbler and two Turtle Doves were singing between showers; eight Black-tailed Godwits and a pair of Med Gulls were seen. The moth trap was surprisingly productive and included Swallow Prominent, Green Carpet and Purple Bar.

 
 
 Green Carpet, Purple Bar and Swallow Prominent - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11:00 right of Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Weybourne S/over Muckleburgh Collection at 18:30
> Norfolk Male Montagu's Harrier over Waxham this evng NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 19 Dotterel S/of Choseley Drying Barns at 17:33 in field W/of bend in road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Roseate Tern E/past Weybourne late mrng NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk No Sign of Dotterel S/of Choseley Drying Barns at15:35 in field W/of bend in road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:25
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern Whitlingham CP at 17:30 + Arctic Tern
> Norfolk Male Pied Flycatcher Waxham NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 16:55 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at 14:40 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Black Tern Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide late mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 08:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436