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Saturday 2nd July 2016

Highlights today were 2 Spoonbills west over the NWT reserve, a Whimbrel over calling, 22 Avocets, 27 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common and a Green Sandpiper on the NWT pools, and a Lesser Whitethroat singing on the NOA reserve.

In the moth traps a Privet and an Eyed Hawk moth, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot and a Silver Y were of note. Butterflies included 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Meadow Browns, a Painted Lady and a Small Copper. A Common Darter dragonfly was also seen.

Interest from Walsey was limited to 95 Lapwings, 23 Black-tailed Godwit and 19 Curlew over in the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB until 16:45 then flew off with the Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh at 18:25 with Knot + Little Gull & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh at 16:40 with Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on the Fresh Marsh at 15:35 with the Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB at 13:10 still on the freshmarsh PE31 8EB TF759436 Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Possible River Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB briefly W/of the boardwalk at 09:15 NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reeling again S/of Swallowtail, Boardwalk mid-evng NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB singing opposite boardwalk for 4th day NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT PE36 6LQ