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Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Another relatively quiet day, highlights bird wise included a reeling Grasshopper Warbler just east of the harbour creek at Thornham, a Mediterranean Gull along the Broadwater and a pair of young Stonechats along the east bank of the reserve. The moth trap produced a catch of thirty one species which included two Red-necked Footman, Campion and Burnished Brass.

 Not particularly uncommon but rather smart, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella from today's moth trap - Holme Bird Observatory, June 2016 

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB showing well on beach from N/end of boardwalk at 16:12 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Great Knot Scolt Head Island NNR at 12:45 when flew/W towards Titchwell with c1500 Knot PE31 8DS TF821459
Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on beach E/of N/end of f/p between 04:35 & 05:00 then flew/E at 05:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk No Sign of Savi's Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes 500yds E/of Gun Hill mid a/noon PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes singing 500yds E/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew SE/over Trimingham at 08:20 NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Breydon Water early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at 07:25 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436