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Sunday 26th June 2016

The Great Knot was again seen at Gore Point in the morning flying off at about 8.20am. Otherwise it was a fairly quiet day. Seawatching produced 200 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, a Little Tern and 100 Sandwich Terns passing offshore.

In the moth traps a good catch of 58 species included Willow and Mottled Beauty, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Shore Wainscot, Campion, Common Emerald, a female Ghost Swift, and a Privet Hawk Moth.

Limited highlights from Walsey included a Red Kite towards Cley village and a flock of hirundines which descended as the clouds rolled in late afternoon, including 8 House Martins and around 30 Swallows.

Argyresthia spinosella found basking on the picnic table - Walsey Hills, June 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Great Knot Holme Dunes NWT on beach at Gore Point at 17:53 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Holme Dunes NNR at Gore Point until 08:20 then flew E/with Knot PE36 6LQ TF705448
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 20:20 at E/end on mud just S/of tern platform NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 17:15 from rugby club then flew/SW over Humberstone Farm NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 13:00 at e/end NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water at 11:08 on mud at E/end near tern platforms NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water by tern rafts at E/end at 09:20 then flew/SW + Little Gull & 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Breydon Water at E/end but distant + 2 Spoonbill NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT late a/noon on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT + Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Male Quail Welney WWT singing this evng from Reedbed Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT at 12:45 on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436