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Friday 3rd June 2016

A very cool day, though the wind has eased a bit. It has been reassuring to see the Blue Tits above the Observatory still feeding their young, who can be heard from some distance away. Elsewhere the Short-eared Owl was present at the NWT entrance, Turtle Dove and Cuckoo were still present, and a Spotted Flycatcher was of note. The moth catch consisted of just 1 Muslin, 2 Vine's Rustic and a Cinnabar, together with 76 Diamond-backs!

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + 2 1s Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley at E/end of Walsey Hills NOA mid a/noon near viewing area NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Montagu's Harrier W/over Overstrand at 09:45 NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Probable Marsh Warbler Holkham Freshmarsh singing from Washington Hide at 09:00 + Great White Egret NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Whooper Swan Snettisham Coastal Park offshore + Drake Scaup flew N/past Heacham TF648335
> Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Redwing Horstead