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Friday 1st July 2016

On the sea today 150 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, 10 Little Terns and 67 Sandwich Terns were recorded. A Greenshank was in Thornham Harbour and 2 Buzzards were circling over the ridge. Two juvenile Stonechats were near the NOA car park early afternoon, 6 Spoonbills (5 flying west and another on the marsh), and 2 Hobbies were also seen.

Butterflies included Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Large Skipper, while in the moth traps a Buff Arches, Red-necked Footman and a Coxcomb Prominent were of interest.

Young Stonechat - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016 © Ray Roche

Buff Arches - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Holme Dunes NWT at 18:00 on beach 1/2ml W/Gore Point PE36 6LQ TF693440
Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB till mid a/noon on freshmarsh then flew W/towards Holme + 2 Little Gull PE31 8EB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at 15:00 then flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT viewable from visitor centre NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436