Wednesday 18th May 2016

A wet and at times breezy day with little sign of migration, 2 Turtle Doves were between Beach Road and The Firs, 3 Cuckoos were seen around the site, 40 Swifts were feeding in the area and the local Swallows were present. Around the Observatory and in the Dunes were 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroats, 5 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers. A single Pink-footed Goose remained on the marsh, a Brent Goose was on the sea and a Short-eared Owl was hunting near the Broadwater between showers. No butterflies were seen and there were only 4 moths from the traps, though these included one Cydia conicolana.

 Cydia conicolana from the moth trap - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016 

Hunting Short-eared Owl against a decidedly grey sky - Holme Bird Obs, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk White Stork Acle Bridge presumed escapee feeding in fields between A47 and railway between Acle and Great Yarmouth NR13 3AS TG413116
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Breydon Water on North Wall marshes NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this mrng + Little Stint on site PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns at 17:55 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 2 Male Turtle Dove Reedham singing
> Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at Lackfrod Run NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB from the hide at 14:45 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Whinchat Weybourne at Weybourne Camp this mrng NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Wiveton at 08:30 over SE/end near main c/pk NR25 7TG TG040434