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Tuesday 2nd August 2016

Early morning wader activity saw a flock of eight Snipe and around thirty Black-tailed Godwits flying east over the grazing marsh. On the Broadwater there were two Green and one Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank. One of the two vocal Green Woodpeckers around the reserve at the moment was trapped and ringed and the moth trap again held a nice selection of moths, which included 8 Garden Tigers and a Pine Hawkmoth.

Juvenile Green Woodpecker - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016 

Pine Hawk Moth - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016  

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 11:30 at W/end near Joe Kordan Hide showing well NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Short-eared Owl 3.5mls W/of Great Yarmouth at 18:35 along railway line by A47 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Arctic Tern NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066 Juvenile Green Woodpecker- Holme Bird Obs, August 2016 Pine Hawk Moth- Holme Bird Obs, August 2016