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Tuesday 31st May 2016

Winds of over 40mph and driving rain meant a rather unpleasant day to say the least! Surprisingly though there were a few birds and moths; At least two Spotted Flycatchers took shelter around the pines near the Observatory building and eight Little Terns were feeding over the Broadwater. Seven species of moth were in the traps, a Fox Moth being slightly more unusual.

Spotted Flycatcher near the Observatory building - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

 Little Terns over the Broadwater in a downpour - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

 Fox Moth from the traps - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Arctic Tern Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Nunnery Lakes from hide IP24 2YW TL873822