Tuesday 5th July 2016

A fairly pleasant day with young of several species conspicuous around the site. Around 400 Common Scoters were seen offshore, 30 Avocets, 18 Curlews, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and a flock of 34 Knot were seen over the Observatory and 8 Swifts were around in the morning before the clouds lifted. A pair of juvenile Stonechat were on the east bank and a Turtle Dove was heard briefly along the entrance track.

One of the Stonechats eyeing up some prey - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016

The moth catch was significantly down on the previous day, the highlights being Pale Mottled Willow, Shore Wainscot and a Silver Y.

Eucosma cana found near the moth traps - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign of Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB by 20:00 but 2 Spoonbill present, 7 Spotted Redshank, Little Gull, Med Gull & Red Kite over PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape & Billy's Wash late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 7 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Garganey W/past Sheringham at 09:07 NR26 8BQ TG159435