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Wednesday 25th May 2016

Unfortunately another quiet, cold and damp day. A single Pink-footed Goose remained on the grazing marsh and the catch in the moth traps was unsurprisingly poor with only four species recorded. A hatch of insects after the rain brought the Swifts down, with around seventy hawking low over the trapping area.

A similarly quiet day at Walsey concluded with groups of hirundines hunting over Snipe's Marsh and the surrounding area. Around 20 Sand Martins, 2 House Martins and 50 Swallows were feeding over the water whilst up to 40 Swifts were on the wing over the reserve. Mid-afternoon a Hobby was drawn to the feeding flocks but left without success.

Swallow resting on a reed stem on Snipe's Marsh - Walsey Hills, May 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT showing well off East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Wells on Bob Hall's Sands NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT off East Bank showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hopton-on-Sea in off the sea at 15:18 NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end on lumps at 09:55 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Garganey Felbrigg Hall NT on lake this mrng. NR11 8PR