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Saturday 8th July 2017

Moths were the highlight again today with 1 Privet, 3 Pine, 2 Poplar, an Elephant and an Eyed Hawk in the traps, together with  2 Buff Footman, 3 female Oak Eggars, 4 Drinkers, a Least Carpet and a Pebble Hook-tip. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia.

Butterflies included Comma, Gatekeeper, Essex Skipper, and Ringlet

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still this morning. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes +Cattle Egret still (+Spoonbill still). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Little Gull ad Breydon Water
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (ad +2.1s) Gorleston-on-Sea on beach at 6.45am
Norfolk Arctic Skua pale morph Thornham Point on beach
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Morston Quay at 9.30pm
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) y'day Breydon Water in evng
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +juv.Spoonbill 8.Spotted Redshanks 2.1s.Little Gulls TF.750.438 PE31 8BB