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Friday 12th August 2016

A beautiful summer day with a strong westerly breeze, highlights today were 5 Golden Plover west over the grazing marshes, 2 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper around the Broadwater, 9 Black-tailed Godwits flying east, 2 Greenshank flying west calling, a Great Spotted Woodpecker around the pines, and a juvenile Wheatear along the sea wall near Thornham Harbour.

Moths were in modest numbers today but highlights were a Water Veneer, Silver Y, Garden Tiger and a Black-tipped Ermine. Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Small Skipper, Brown Argus and Wall Brown were among the butterflies recorded on site.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Snettisham RSPB at 16:00 from Shore Hide + 12 Spotted Redshank TF650328
Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Snettisham RSPB late mrng from Shore Hide TF650328 Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 1.5mls E/of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Brancaster Staithe on saltmarsh then flew W/ PE31 8BJ TF794442
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Quail Hickling flew over The Greyhound Pub at 2:26, heard only NR12 0BW TG429221 Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in dunes PE31 8BB TF759436