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Sunday 3rd July 2016

The Great Knot was again present at Gore Point until 7.30am with its Red Knot cousins. Other waders included 30+ Curlew, 18 Black-tailed Godwits and 1 Whimbrel. Three Marsh Harriers and two Little Egrets were also on the marsh.

A modest catch of moths nevertheless included a Red-necked Footman which sadly escaped, Privet and Small Elephant Hawk Moths, Sand Dart, Shore Wainscot, and Buff Arches. 12 species of butterfly were seen including Comma and Painted Lady.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk No Sign of Adult Summer Great Knot Holme Dunes NWT on pool on beach 1/2ml W/Gore Point late evng PE36 6LQ TF 693440
Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Holme Dunes NWT 19:15 on pool on beach 1/2ml W/Gore Point + Turtle Dove early mrng PE36 6LQ TF693440
Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB at 09:32 on the freshmarsh PE31 8EB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh at 07:45 + 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8EB TF759436
Norfolk No Sign of Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this mrng + 4 Spotted Redshank on site PE31 8EB TF759436
Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reeling again south of Swallowtail Boardwalk mid-evening NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB singing SW/of boardwalk at 06:25 (heard only) NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour at 16:24 TG028441 Norfolk Bee-eater Waxham flew/N along dunes late mrng NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT at 11:00 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill scrape early a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221 Norfolk Female Garganey Cley NWT off East Bank this mrng NR25 7SA TG04944
Norfolk Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pools W/of track to hide at 14:00 NR13 4HW TG351056