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Saturday 15th July 2017

A Great White Egret was seen in flight over the grazing marshes, a Spoonbill was also of note and a Hobby gave excellent views. A Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper were all seen, and a juvenile Cetti's Warbler was near the observatory building.

Thanks to all who attended our moth day; 87 species were recorded in the obs traps including Pinion-streaked Snout, Silky Wainscot, a Black Arches, Elephant Hawk Moth, Poplar Hawk Moth, Oak Eggar, Shore Wainscot, Garden Tiger, and Bordered Beauty.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Marsh
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 9.40am
Norfolk Common Crane between Babingley +Castle Rising circled over pasture at 8.30am
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB +Spoonbill 3.Spotted Redshanks 3.Little Gulls
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton on pool in field towards Burnham Deepdale at 8.01am +9.Spoonbills